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This is probably why you snore

Published Jul 13th, 2015 10:45PM EDT
Sleeping Positions Snoring Treatment Causes

Yes, sleeping on your back means you’re more likely to snore and wake up your significant other, which is something you have probably discovered for yourself. But it’s also a sleeping position that’s beneficial for your spine, and therein lies the problem.

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Sleeping on your back improves your posture, Flikli’s video below reveals, and it might be a good position to choose  if you’re not a snorer, or if you sleep alone.

Side sleepers report lower instances of heartburn and indigestion, but they can experience a sensation of severe pins and needles in their arms and legs.

Stomach sleepers are the least likely to snore, but they should use additional pillows to support their shoulders and hips, which will relieve extra pressure applied to the spine in this position.

If you’re looking for help to stop snoring, getting used to sleeping in a position other than on your back may be the answer, although you should also investigate whether there any other causes.

A short video that briefly explains what your favorite sleeping position can do to your body follows below.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.