Here’s the thing about snoring: it may seem like a harmless annoyance at first, but it can turn into a nightmare for couples.
You or your partner is being woken up by the noise, night after night. You’re not getting a good night’s sleep. You’re irritable in the morning. You’re not as alert or productive. The snoring is literally causing a disruption in your day, just as it’s disrupting your nights.
As for the snoring itself?
That’s a problem too. Chronic snoring is a sign that you’re not getting the proper airflow—a potential medical issue that may need to be addressed.
The good news is: combating snoring may be easier than you think. Something as simple as a new mattress could be all you and your partner need to enjoy a quiet, restful night’s sleep.
Today, we’ll look at some of the best mattresses to stop snoring and start sleeping like a baby again. But first, let’s consider why snoring happens in the first place.
What causes snoring?
The common cause of snoring is a partial blockage in your airway. As Mayo Clinic explains, when you sink into a deep sleep, the muscles in your mouth and throat begin to relax and restrict your breathing. As your airway becomes narrower, the airflow becomes more forceful, causing a vibration that comes out as loud snoring.
The blockage itself could be due to a number of issues, such as your sleep position, nasal problems, alcohol consumption, mouth anatomy or more serious medical issues, such as sleep apnea. You should absolutely consult a medical professional to determine the cause of your snoring.
Recommended mattresses for stopping snoring
Many snoring problems can be solved by simply adjusting your sleep position. That’s where your mattress comes into play. With the right mattress, your body can get the support it needs to clear the blockage that causes snoring.
Here are the styles we recommend and how they can help:
- Adjustable Motion Mattresses
For many people, all it takes is a little bit of elevation to make their snoring problems go away. An adjustable mattress frame allows you to lift the head of the bed (and the foot) with the push of a button. So you don’t have to worry about rearranging your pillows all night. Simply push the button to elevate and drift off to a snore-free dreamland.
- Memory Foam Mattresses
Memory foam mattresses can help curb snoring in two ways. First, they’re great for sleeping on your side (which is recommended for snorers to eliminate the airway obstruction). As you sleep on your side, the memory foam gently conforms to your body, supporting your body in all the right places and also ensuring proper spinal alignment. Second, even if you can’t force yourself to sleep on your side, these mattresses are great at relieving pressure points (reducing tossing too), which can help to improve your snoring.
Remember, there are many reasons for snoring, so be sure to speak to your doctor and then stop by Ben’s when you’re ready to look at all your options for a better night’s sleep.