We typically associate disruptive snoring with people that sleep on their backs, but side sleepers can be snorers too! So, how to stop snoring for side sleepers – well if you or your partner are side-sleepers and snore, you may be looking for ways to make that snoring go away. Seeing you just can’t roll your partner over, you will be looking for alternatives. The good news is that by training your body from the inside out, noisy side sleepers could be well on their way to sleeping soundly in just one week!
If you can find just a few minutes a day, then Snorgo is a mouth device that can cure snoring with one very simple exercise. By completing easy daily exercises with Snorgo, the muscles behind the throat and nasal passages are strengthened enough to reduce the vibrations of excess tissue that is the cause of snoring in most people. Snorgo has been proven to stop snoring in as little as 6-8 weeks whatever position you sleep in with absolutely no medication or weird mouth guards and chin straps to wear at bedtime!
Effective Ways To Stop Snoring In Side Sleepers
We all sleep in different ways and whether you choose to get your shut-eye in the starfish, foetus, pillow hugger or side sleeping positions, snoring can plague us all at some time or another. If you or your side sleeping partner are affected by snoring to the point you are looking for a way to reduce the regular impact on your sleep, know that 100% of those completing a short independent trial with Snorgo had huge improvements and 75% reported their snoring was cured completely .
In this article we will walk you through the reasons why we snore in the first place and show you how you can cure snoring completely with budget friendly, fuss free snoring solutions like Snorgo.
How To Tackle Snoring for Side Sleepers
If you shun sleeping on your stomach or back for resting up with your hip and shoulder against the mattress then you can count yourself as one of millions of side sleepers around the world. Although side sleepers generally snore less than their back sleeping counterparts, due to less chance of airway compression and restriction coming into play, you’re not alone if you still make a racket when you sleep.
Why Do We Snore When We Sleep?
When we sleep, air moves through our airways and this movement of air causes the relaxed tissue in the throat and nasal passages to vibrate. It’s these vibrations that result in the snoring sound that everyone sharing a bed with a disruptive snorer wants to cure!
People with particularly loud or prolonged snoring are likely to have;
- Excess relaxed tissue in their airways
- Narrower airways
- Longer airways that are particularly prone to collapsing
All of these factors lead to more vibrations when air passes through and therefore an increased chance of snoring. Based on this, when looking for a cure for snoring, we have to find ways to reduce these factors coming into play.
To do this we can take a variety of approaches from lifestyle changes, a medicinal route, the surgical route, snoring gadgets or just simply using the power your body already has to strengthen it’s muscles to tackle snoring from the inside out with a little help from Snorgo.
How Does Snorgo Work To Cure Snoring?
Just like all muscles in the body, the muscles in the space behind our nose and throats also respond well to training and can get stronger. Regular training of these areas with Snorgo makes the involuntary muscles surrounding our airways stronger and leaner which leads to a reduction in the airway vibrations that cause snoring whenever one of the factors above comes into play.
How Do I Use My Snorgo?
Using Snorgo really couldn’t be simpler and you even get to sit down while you do it as the exercises are best performed in a seated position. Who said muscle building had to be hard work?!
Here is our simple two step guide to using Snorgo:
- Pull up a chair and take a seat, then whilst holding the handle, insert the Snorgo mouthpiece into the pre-dental area of your mouth (The space between your lips and front teeth).
- From here, you need to form a grip around the mouthpiece with your lips, then use the handle to gently apply enough pulling force that you feel resistance but the device doesn’t pop out of your mouth. You need to hold and resist this ‘pull’ with your mouth for 10 seconds – and that’s it – you’re done!
We recommend repeating this 10 second hold 3 times in one session, and repeating the whole session 3 times a day, so in total you have just 90 seconds of actual ‘work’ to do.
If you want to keep your Snorgo use fun and you like a challenge, you could try testing your ‘counting in your head’ skills by trying to stop the clock at exactly 10 seconds, and for those that want to take the guesswork out of the timing, there are plenty of great interval apps available in app stores. These apps will allow you to set up 10 second work periods followed by a period of rest and will make a sound to let you know when the set is over. For the traditionalists out there, you can of course go old school and just use the clock on your phone or wall.
As it can be hard to explain exercises with words, do take a look at our video which shows the exercises in action to see how simple they really are. With daily use we’re confident you will see results as 75% of Snorgo testers saw their snoring cured in 6-8 weeks with all users citing huge improvements in their snoring.
Does It Matter Which Side I Sleep On?
There is no right or wrong way to sleep so we only recommend sleeping in a way that is most comfortable to you. We all have different different aches, pains and body shapes to allow for but if you are happy as a side sleeper, you may be wondering if there is a better side to sleep on.
For those who favour the left side, there are some benefits associated with this. Due to the location of our internal organs, sleeping on your left hand side can soothe heartburn and acid reflux, aid digestion and even promote the removal of toxins from the body. – all excellent work considering you’re fast asleep!
Sleeping on either side can also be helpful to those who suffer from sleep apnea or lower back discomfort and it promotes a better position for airways and is gentler on your neck and spine compared to sleeping on your front or back.
Dr Pete Naylor is the inventor of Snorgo, a patented snoring cure made in the UK recommended by medical doctors.
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