Snoring is a universal health issue that can happen due to many reasons. It is important to analyze them correctly to find the right remedy.
Sleeping posture is one of the reasons for snoring. We all know that sleeping on the back increases snoring.
But what do you do if someone says, “why do I snore when I lay on my stomach!”
This is quite a dilemma and it is important to get to the root cause of this problem.
How does sleeping position affect snoring?
While it may seem to be a trivial issue, The way you sleep undoubtedly affects your health, especially if you already have some health-related issue.
Unfortunately, since snoring involves the entire respiratory tract, there is no “one size fits all” solution. It is important to know the symptoms and keep the mind open as you analyze them.
You need to adopt the sleeping position that relieves your symptoms.
Does sleeping position affect your health?
Generally speaking, an ideal sleeping position is the one that gives you maximum rest and comfort while sleeping. However, in case you are suffering from some physical ailment, then you need to modify and adapt the position that helps you overcome the problem.
Common effects when you Sleep on the stomach
Is it wrong to sleep on the stomach? There is no right answer to this. This is because although it can decrease snoring, it can be demanding on your back and the spine. If you have a backache or suffer from sleep apnea, the answer is “no.” On the other hand, if you have stomach related problems then maybe the answer would be “yes.”
Sleeping on the stomach puts stress on your spine if you’re pregnant. Stomach sleepers, on the other hand, may get pain in the neck, or the other joints and can give them sleepless nights.
If we say that sleeping on the back increases snoring, It stands to reason that sleeping on the stomach would reduce it, right?
But sometimes even sleeping on the stomach does not help.
Why do I snore when I lay on my stomach?
There can be many reasons for this, such as –
- Blockages of the airways because of allergies and sinus problems.
- Your “nasal snoring” habit may be the cause of sleep apnea.
- There could be an obstruction in the throat that may be obstructing airflow.
- Excessive swelling of the uvula or soft palate, that obstructs airflow, despite sleeping on the stomach.
- It may well be a major issue involving the wind-pipe and need medical intervention.
Which Position Should You Sleep?
As per the anatomy of the human body, the best position to sleep is on the side. It is also the most natural sleep position.
There is a reason for that.
Left side sleeping relieves heartburn and acid reflux, boosts digestion, and improves circulation. Hence if you think laying on the stomach does not stop your snoring, try lying down sideways while sleeping.
Finally, Sleeping is an individual experience, therefore you should sleep in the position most comfortable and reduces your snoring.