Snoring solution: Sleep on your side

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Sleep on your side to help prevent snoring. Lying on your back allows your tongue to fall backward into your throat, which narrows your airway and partially obstructs airflow. To stay off your back, try sewing a tennis ball in the back of your pajama top. This uncomfortable trick will remind you to roll over.

July 06, 2017 See more In-depth

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