Lauri Leadley, Clinical Sleep Educator, President of Valley Sleep Center

Lauri Leadley, CCSH, RPSGT,  President, Clinical Sleep Educator, Valley Sleep Center


(Phoenix, AZ) January 21, 2019 – If snoring is affecting your love life, you are not alone. Snoring is such a problem for some couples that almost 30% of people who sleep with a snorer have taken to sleeping in separate rooms!

“Snoring can definitely affect your love life.” says Lauri Leadley, Clinical Sleep Educator and President of Valley Sleep Center, a Phoenix, Arizona, sleep testing clinic, “Snoring contributes to lack of sleep which can make people irritable with each other.”

Fortunately, there are a lot of new products available to help stop snoring, and help get your love life back on track again, Leadley says.

Leadley offers the following advice before you buy any anti-snore product.

“You need to understand why you are snoring, she says because many of these products are created to stop snoring at its source,” she says.

Reasons that people snore include:

  • Obstructed nasal airways- Such as from a cold, deviated septum, or narrow nasal pathways.
  • Poor muscle tone in the throat and tongue- This occurs with normal aging.
  • Bulky throat tissue– Can be caused by large tonsils or adenoids or when a person is overweight.

Here are 7 of the best drug-free products that help prevent snoring, according to Leadley.

  1. Breathe Right nasal strips – Obstructed nasal pathways cause best when snoring.
  2. Anti-Snore Chin Strap – This chin strap helps to move the jaw forward thus keeping your airways in your mouth open.
  3. ZQuiet® Anti-Snoring mouth guard– Designed also to move your jaw forward and open your airways.
  4. Sound blocking earplugs – You can use these if your partner snores. Your partner can wear them to prevent sounds of you complaining when they snore.
  5. A body pillow (a full-length pillow that supports your entire body) – It enables you to maintain sleeping on your side where you are less able to snore.
  6. A snore shirt- a block is attached to the back of the shirt so you can’t roll on your back. Taping tennis balls to the back of your pajamas can also stop you from sleeping on your back
  7. Reclineable mattress or a wedge pillow. Sleeping in a reclined position with your head up and extended opens nasal airways and may help prevent snoring.

Leadley adds this warning about snoring.

Snoring is a medical condition and is not good for our health (both the person who snores and their sleep partner). It disrupts our sleep which contributes to many serious health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and more.  If you are struggling with snoring and none of the above products work, you should see a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders.

Disclosure: Valley Sleep Center does not sell these products and is not affiliated with them in any way. The information provided is not medical advice. Snoring is a medical condition and should be treated by a qualified professional.