Pillows for snoring are specially designed to stop or reduce the amount of snoring that occurs throughout the night. These pillows differ in shape, size and primary function. Although these anti snoring pillows all aim to stop snoring, some encourage the person to sleep on their side, some function to keep the person in a more upright position, and some detect the sound of snoring and move.
Choosing the best pillow for snoring depends on what is comfortable for you. People sleep in different sleep positions and bedroom environments which will be determining factors in finding the best pillow for snoring.
Before purchasing an anti snoring pillow, make sure to do some research and find out which one suits best to your sleeping position and environment. Even if one snoring solution successfully works for someone else, it does not guarantee it will produce the same results for you. Also, please consult with your doctor before purchasing an anti snoring device as it should not replace what they have prescribed for you.
Here are a few of the best pillows for snoring:
Foam wedge pillows
This type of an anti snore pillow will elevate the upper body to prevent your throat muscles from collapsing and keep the airways open. It allows you to sleep on your back while effectively reducing your snoring. According to Verywell Health56, "a sleeping wedge pillow is a moderately firm foam pillow that is a tapered incline and can be placed on top of a standard mattress to raise your head during sleep". However, while using a foam wedge pillow you are not able to sleep on your side as some surfaces may be slippery and cause your body to slip off the pillow.
Contour pillows have a wavy design on the pillow’s surface which helps to open up the airways for continuous oxygen flow. The raised upper and lower part of the pillow along with shoulder indentations helps keep the airway open during sleep. This type of snoring pillow also supports and neck and relieves any muscle tension.
Smart Nora76 is an anti snore device. It is a pillow insert that can detect the sound of snoring and create cycles of inflations and deflations in your pillow. The pebble is placed on your headboard and detects the sound of snoring throughout the night while the pillow insert is placed under your pillow, inside your pillow case. By using Bluetooth, it connects to the base unit, which is placed beneath your bed and pumps air into the pillow.
In the end, the best pillow for snoring depends on the needs of the individual. Every snoring solution works differently for everyone as there are many reasons why people snore. Each person will need to find the pillow that works best to reduce snoring for them.