Do Adjustable Beds stop snoring and sleep apnea

Do Adjustable Beds Stop Snoring and Sleep Apnea? – 2024

From a gentle snuffle to a bellowing snort or rasp, snoring is common amongst adults. An estimated 45 percent of adults snore occasionally, while 5 percent snore regularly – often disturbing their partner’s slumber, and their own too. Typically, snoring is more prevalent is overweight, middle, or older aged men, and postmenopausal women (John Hopkins Medicine 2024). In chronic cases, people can suffer from sleep apnea, which is a sleep disorder that causes breathing to pause throughout the night briefly and repeatedly, resulting in a poor night’s sleep.

Fortunately, if you find yourself within the vast percentage of adults who snore or suffer from sleep apnea, there are steps that you can take to mitigate your snoring, and thus improve your sleep quality. We believe, and evidence backs, that investing in an adjustable bed is an excellent way to reduce snoring.

To understand how our beds will help cease your snoring, it is important to first understand what snoring is. Snoring occurs when there is an obstruction of a person’s breathing that prevents air from moving freely through the nose and throat. A lack of free-flowing air causes surrounding tissue to vibrate, creating the infamous snore everyone dreads waking up to.

Frequent snorers often have an excess of tissue in their nose or throat or have softer tissue that is more prone to vibrate. This can be impacted by factors like weight gain, genetics, and old age. Snoring can also be brought on by drinking or sinus problems that encourage your tongue to block your breathing.

So now that we understand what snoring is and how it occurs, lets look at how an adjustable bed can help prevent snoring and sleep apnea.


Raising Head when sleeping incline positionElevate Your Head

For years, sleep professionals have recommended elevating one’s head to reduce snoring. By raising your head, pressure is removed from the throat, the nasal passages open, forcing your tongue and jaw forward, leading to reduced snoring. Fortunately, an adjustable bed makes it easier than ever before to achieve comfortable head elevation, allowing both you and your partner a peaceful night’s rest.

In fact, with our Split King options, you can raise the head of your side, or your partner’s side of the bed at the touch of a button without having to wake them.


Propping yourself up with pillows can prove challengingNo More Fighting with Pillows

For people without adjustable beds, using multiple pillows to reduce snoring has been a tried and tested lifehack. However, propping yourself up with pillows can prove challenging when these pillows inevitably slip and shift positions throughout the night. Having to constantly readjust your pillows can disrupt your sleep just as much as snoring, and improper pillow placement could leave you with neck and back pain that can disrupt your day.

Furthermore, if you are a heavy sleeper and not disturbed by your pillow moving, no longer being elevated could cause your snoring or sleep apnea to return. Therefore, if you are sick of struggling with pillows throughout the night, it may be time to invest in an adjustable bed. This will allow you to easily prop yourself up at night without having to fight with your pillows.


IMG 2458Take Advantage of The Zero Gravity Position

Our adjustable beds offer a zero-gravity position that elevates your head and legs above your stomach. This position has been proven to provide many benefits to the body by reducing pressure on the back, increasing blood flow, and taking pressure off the heart. The zero-gravity position can also be beneficial for snorers, as elevating the feet and head higher than the stomach allows for better support and weight distribution to the body, opening your airways, and thus reducing snoring. While this sleep position can take some getting used to, you will quickly discover how it can transform your sleep quality.


Relieve SinusitisRelieve Sinusitis

Sinusitis is another common cause of snoring, as blocked sinuses and nasal passages can make it more difficult for you to breathe at night. In addition to relieving snoring associated with sinusitis, our adjustable beds can also help alleviate sinusitis symptoms as well. Elevating your upper body throughout the night encourages your sinuses to drain better. Over time, this can help to alleviate your sinusitis symptoms, and reduce your sinus-related snoring, helping you to achieve a quality night’s sleep.




Sleep on Your Side Comfortably Sleep on Your Side Comfortably

Another factor to consider when assessing the origin of your snoring is your preferred sleep position, with sleeping on your back being the most likely position to encourage snoring. Gravity on your neck when sleeping on your back can cause the weight of your relaxed throat to constrict your breathing, leading to snoring. Sleeping on your side relieves this weight on your neck and therefore allows for clearer air flow, and less snoring.

However, many people find sleeping on their side to be uncomfortable due to pressure points that this creates on the body. This is where an adjustable bed can be of assistance, as you can easily adjust your bed to find the best position that allows you to comfortably sleep on your side, helping to eliminate snoring.

For chronic snorers or sleep apnea sufferers, finding relief from snoring is an important priority as it significantly impacts both yours and your partners quality of life through a better night’s rest. Investing in an adjustable bed is a simple step that you can take to ensure that you get the best night’s sleep possible, as an adjustable bed makes it easy for you to find a sleep position that will reduce or eliminate snoring.

Feel free to contact our friendly team to learn more about how an adjustable bed could help you sleep better and wake up well-rested.

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