Do You Snore?
If you snore, it’s best to sleep on your side to minimize the risk of snoring. Sleeping on your back may aggravate snoring. If you want to sleep on your back and you snore, stack a few pillows underneath your head to reduce the risk of snoring. If snoring wakes you up or if you wake up gasping or feel tired during the day, it’s time to see your doctor. Severe or loud snoring may be a sign of sleep apnea, a condition that causes you to stop and start breathing while you sleep. Sleep apnea is associated with high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.