How to Stop Snoring

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Positional-Therapy Pillows
Why they work: Fifty-four percent of snorers do so only when on their backs-a position that can cause the tongue and soft palate to collapse back into ... more 
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Positional-Therapy Pillows
Why they work: Fifty-four percent of snorers do so only when on their backs-a position that can cause the tongue and soft palate to collapse back into the throat, blocking the airway and making the tissues vibrate, says Nancy Collop, M.D., the director of the Emory Sleep Center, in Atlanta. These pillows are designed with a groove that cradles your head so you can lie comfortably on your side. Try the Sona pillow (shown here; $50, sonapillow.com).

Good to know: A DIY trick that encourages side sleeping: Drop a tennis ball into a sock and pin it to the back of the snorer's pajamas.

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Wed, Apr 24, 2013 1:06 PM EDT
By Jenny Brown