Anti-Snore Pillows 101: Everything You Need To Know

Anti-Snore Pillows 101: Everything You Need To Know - Mattress & Pillow Science

Have you ever been told you snore? Well, you’re certainly not alone! In fact, according to Sleep Education, 40% of adult men and 24% of adult women are chronic snorers. You might be surprised to learn that snoring has a lot to do with your spinal alignment — and that’s where anti-snore pillows come in! 

This blog will discuss the effects of snoring you might not be aware of and how anti-snoring pillows function to help prevent snoring. We’ll talk you through our range of anti-snoring pillows and what to expect from each item. But first, let’s take a closer look at what exactly causes snoring.

What causes snoring?

Snoring is caused by restricted airflow through the nasal airways and throat. Your sleeping position, sleep stage and various other factors can cause the vibration of tissue in these airways and the reverberating noises of snoring. Snoring can also be exacerbated by alcohol use and other medical conditions.

What are the effects of snoring? 

While most people shrug off their snoring or laugh it off, it’s not always as benign as some people may think. It can affect your or your partner’s sleep quality, which is essential to lead a healthy, balanced life. In fact, disturbed sleep or a lack of sleep will impact your mental health and ability to be as productive in everyday life, from work to your personal life. You’ll also be at higher risk of cardiac disease, depression and anxiety, and diabetes. 

Depending on the severity of your snoring, it could also be a precursor to sleep apnoea — a more serious sleep disorder. In any case, if you’re concerned about your snoring, it’s wise to seek advice from a professional on how best to proceed. 

What are anti-snore pillows?

Anti-snore pillows are designed to help prevent snoring. They have a unique shape that adjusts your neck properly to allow air to pass from your mouth into your nose without blockage. But that’s not all — they do far more than just prevent your snores. They help align your neck and spinal cord during sleep to prevent acid reflux or sleeping disorders from occurring. Let’s take a closer look at how this actually works!

How does an anti-snoring pillow work?

An anti-snore pillow aligns your spine and angles your neck so the loose tissue at the back of your throat tightens. That way, air can pass freely through and prevent the vibrations at the back of your throat, leading to snoring. Several studies support the use of position-adjusting anti-snore pillows to reduce snoring. However, the efficacy of anti-snore pillows will greatly depend on your sleep position:

  • Back sleepers — If you’re a back sleeper, this actually multiplies your chances of snoring. An anti-snore pillow provides sturdy neck support and has a concave section to conform to your head shape comfortably. That way, you can pull your head back, better angle your neck, and allow for clearer air passages for improved breathing.

  • Side sleepers — While some people may find their snoring has improved from adjusting to a side sleep position, anti-snore pillows can help those still experiencing snoring. They will help angle your head, so it’s slightly downward to prevent your tongue from blocking your air passage to help cease snoring.

  • Stomach sleepers — Please be advised that if you’re a stomach sleeper, an anti-snore pillow will not work since they mainly support side and forward sleeping positions. In this case, you will need a thinner pillow to maintain your neck and head alignment. While most experts claim stomach sleepers may end snoring, it can cause stress on your back and spine and is not the most recommended sleep position. 

  • Discover our selection of anti-snore pillows in Australia at Mattress & Pillow Science 

    Dentons anti-snore pillow

    If you’re a back sleeper, you’re just in luck. Our Dentons anti-snore pillow is recommended by physiotherapists and chiropractors and is designed especially for back sleepers. Its unique high contour shape ensures the correct alignment and support for the head, neck and spine. Its benefits include:

    • Sculpts to your body

      This pillow’s resilient Softec Polyurethane Foam retains the shape of your regular sleeping position. Since snoring is caused by an obstruction of air movement while sleeping, this pillow perfectly moulds to your body to give you the support you need and encourage the proper airflow to prevent snoring.

    • Reduces snoring

      The Dentons Anti-Snore Pillow has a raised roll under the neck to facilitate superior airflow, allowing easy breathing to reduce snoring, for a better, more restful night’s sleep for you and your partner. It has a removable zip machine washable 100% cotton cover for convenience and breathability.

    • Antibacterial

      This pillow has also been Health Fresh treated to control the growth of unwanted bacteria, mould and mildew.

    SnoreBeGone anti-snore pillow body positioning system

    At Mattress & Pillow Science, we’re proud to stock one of the most revolutionary products on the market. Protect-A-Bed’s SnoreBeGone® Sleep Positioning System has the spinal and postural support you need without compromising comfort. So, what is it? It targets snoring triggers by altering your body’s position to reduce contributing factors for snoring, which affects over 30% of Australians. Its benefits include: 

      • Full body support — Unlike a pillow that only focuses on your neck and shoulders, this system elevates your entire body to promote side sleeping — the ideal position to reduce snoring and keep your airways open. It does so by elevating your neck and shoulders.

      • Adjustable features — Its five uniquely adjustable headrests and armrests mean you can personalise your sleeping position. The extension cushion and arm support extensions provide a comfortable resting place for your head and arms to ensure comfort for all body types.

      • Enjoy a comfortable sleep — The special recess shoulder and arm recess channels ensure your body weight won’t affect the comfort of your arm while sleeping on your side. Avoid the discomfort of pins and needles, causing interrupted sleep.
  • Incline and weight support — Support the lower half of your body for a happy, healthy sleep. We cater to all body types, whether you’re under or over 90kg.

  • Built to last — Backed by a three-year guarantee, our sleep positioning system is built to last. For further support, consider purchasing our SnoreBeGone sleep positioning system protector cover to keep you sleeping snore-free for years to come. 
  • Mattress & Pillow Science — your one-stop shop for the best anti-snore pillows Australia loves

    Mattress & Pillow Science is your trusted expert on anti-snore pillows in Australia to help you reduce snoring and maximise your quality of sleep. Since 2005, we have been working closely with back-care professionals, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and professionals in the health industry. We stock the best anti-snore pillows in Australia to help improve your sleep quality and quality of life.

    While you’re at it, explore our range of pillows, including cooling pillows and adjustable pillows and mattresses. If you have any queries, contact our team, who would be happy to assist.

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