It is nearly midnight and your wonderful mattress is calling, but you are still avoiding going to bed. The
reason is that the noise coming from your partner's mouth sounds like a ships foghorn on a misty September night.
Maybe a new mattress or new pillows are called for.
The fact is that snoring is not only bothersome for the one listening to it, it may also be hazardous to the
health of the snorer. Sleep apnea, where the sleeper stops breathing for a short period of time and then snorts or
snores, can be fatal or lead to disabling conditions. Some believe that any snoring could be a problem. Fortunately
there are several things that you can do to reduce snoring starting with a good mattress.
Back sleeping has been proven to increase the frequency and intensity of snoring. An old bed can have hills and
valleys that cause you to roll onto your back at night. Make sure your mattress provides adequate support for your
back to align your spine and keep your neck in a better position.
A good mattress to help prevent the sagging and swaying is one made from the new visco elastic memory foam. It
conforms to your body, allowing you to get comfortable and stay that way all night. The tempur material in the
mattress is firm enough to be supportive, but soft enough for comfort.
Once you know that your mattress is the right one for you, check out your pillow. A pillow that flattens to the
thickness of a pancake is not doing your neck any good. In addition, the dust mites that live in old bedding and
pillows can cause your allergies to act up. This in turn can cause snoring to be worse.
The memory foam pillow helps support the neck the same way a memory foam mattress supports the back. The
TempurPedic Swedish Neck Pillow has a gentle curve that helps align the neck and spine. This decreases the
floppiness in the throat that causes an obstructed airway. And an obstructed airway is the leading cause of
By choosing a pillow in the right size, you get the just right size curve for your neck. A child should choose
the junior size while most women need the small or medium. Small to average men should choose the medium, but
taller or larger men may need the large pillow.
In a recent study, it was found that most snorers who switched to the memory foam pillow had a better day and
felt more rested. Their partners also reported getting a better night's sleep because of the decrease in snoring.
The tempur material in the pillows conforms to the individual allowing them to get more comfortable while still
keeping their neck in the appropriate position for freer breathing.
While it is true that some snoring is severe and should be checked out by a doctor, changing your mattress and
pillow can be a help to a lot of people. The memory foam mattress and pillow work together to align the spine and
neck which in turn allows for easier and freer breathing and hopefully, some quieter nights.