Although there’s plenty of mythology about how to avoid snoring at night, it can sometimes be as easy as finding the right pillow. While pillows are not a cure for severe sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, using one of the best pillows to snorkel will make a difference if you want to cut down on snoring and sleep more peacefully at night.
According to Ellen Wermter, a board-certified family nurse practitioner and spokeswoman for the Better Sleep Council, a pillow that elevates the head like a wedge pillow will help with snoring, because raising the head stops the tongue from dropping down as often (a common cause of snoring).
HealthSmart DMI Wedge Pillow
The HealthSmart DMI wedge pillow is made from high density foam and comes in three different heights at a super affordable price, so you can select one that is right for your comfort level. This pillow can also be bought in a 7-inch version (similar height to the best overall choice above) or a steeper 12-inch height, seen in the 10-inch height here. Although the cover has no breathable qualities, it is made from a smooth, sturdy, and machine-washable blend of cotton and polyester. Word to wise, while this is a cheap option, Amazon customers are swift to say you are getting what you’re paying for.
EPABO Contour Memory Foam Orthopedic Pillow
A wedge pillow can be a great choice for snorers, but for side sleepers it can also be difficult to find a comfortable sleeping position while using them. Try going for a premium foam memory foam pillow like the ergonomic pillow if you sleep on your side. While there isn’t as much research to back it up, this pillow has won over plenty of snorers who say their snoring has lessened or even stopped after only a few nights spent sleeping on that pillow. Three sizes come in, and you can find one that fits for your bed. And, the pillowcase is made of a breathable bamboo fabric that eliminates the risk that you will overheat at night.
EPABO Contour Memory Foam Pillow
Specialty pillows get really pricey but EPABO’s Contour Memory Foam Pillow is an inexpensive choice that will support you snoring softly. This ultra-supportive pillow is ergonomically built to help you breathe easily when you’re sleeping.
The hypoallergenic memory foam line up the neck and shoulders to encourage healthy posture and a clear airway for less snoring and more restful sleep. Best of all, the cost of other contour pillows is a fraction of it.
FitPlus Premium Wedge Pillow
For sleepers that snore, wedge pillows are one of the best choices. The added elevation prevents weakening of muscles in your throat and the upper airways as you snooze. It leaves your mouth; nose and throat wide open, allowing you to breathe easier. Including a 1.5-inch memory foam topper for supportive support, this pillow is 7.5 inches long, and can be used with or without a CPAP machine.
Sleeping on your back is usually not recommended for those who snore.4 If you sleep on your back, the airway narrows — the smaller it is, the louder the snoring would be. You can also raising the snoring with the right pillow if you can’t fall asleep on your side, however. The elegant hotel-quality Saatva pillow is perfect for snorers who sleep on their back.
This weighty-yet-plush pillow has a ripped latex center that protects your back, head, and shoulder. The silky fill is made of 100% organic cotton, and the lightweight sateen protects the wicks away from moisture and heat so you’ll sleep more coolly.