Reducing snoring

Snoring keeping you up at night? Rest easy with Partner Snore™ technology.

Nearly 45 percent of adults snore on occasion, and about 25 percent snore habitually.

Snoring is a problem that can interrupt sleep for both the snorer and their partner. Luckily, changes in your sleep habits and solutions from Sleep Number, including our exclusive Partner Snore™ technology, can help you both get a better night's sleep. Follow these 4 tips if snoring is keeping you up at night.

1. Elevate your head

Use a wedge pillow or adjustable base to slightly elevate your head while you sleep. For the ultimate help, reduce your partner's snoring even while they're asleep, using Partner Snore technology, available on all Split King and FlexTop™ King size Sleep Number 360® FlexFit™ smart bases. Partner Snore technology lets you raise your partner's head with the touch of a button. When their head is raised, they may breathe more easily and sleep more peacefully.

2. Change your sleep position

Sleeping on your back can be at the root of the problem, so try sleeping on your side or stomach to see if it makes a difference. A carefully fitted pillow designed to encourage a better sleeping posture can be a good solution. Take our pillow quiz to find the right pillow for you. 

3. Stay healthy

Snoring is predominant in people who are overweight. The good news is you can greatly reduce snoring with exercise and weight loss. It also happens more commonly with alcohol use or if you take relaxants near bedtime, so simply avoiding these can decrease snoring. Allergies, colds and other respiratory problems that cause congestion are also common factors.

4. When to talk to your doctor

Snoring can be a symptom of serious medical issues like sleep apnea. Gone untreated, sleep apnea can increase your risk of other health problems and in severe cases, even death can occur. Medical devices like C-pap machines and dental appliances can treat sleep conditions, so it's important to speak to your physician if snoring persists.

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