Do Adjustable Beds Help with Snoring?

July 30, 2021 | Casper Editorial Team

Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night and hear an unpleasant wheezing and rumbling from the other side of the bed? Or perhaps you’re the snoring culprit in your household, keeping others from getting the good night’s sleep they crave.

Besides the potential nuisance, snoring can also reduce your quality of sleep. And if you’ve already tried face wraps, essential oils, and other popular remedies, you might be left wondering, what is an adjustable bed and do adjustable beds help with snoring?

In many cases, the answer is yes, although that depends on the root issue behind the snore. In this short guide, we’ll go over the causes of snoring, the ways an adjustable mattress can help, and the other benefits of a customizable incline.

Minimize snoring and say hello to quieter sleep with the Casper Adjustable Bed Frame, designed to elevate your sleeping position and help with some of the causes of snoring.

The Causes and Perils of Snoring

To see if an adjustable bed frame might cure your snoring and improve sleep quality, it’s important to understand the source.

Snoring occurs as air flows past relaxed or obstructed throat tissue during sleep.1

Common causes of snoring include:

  • Inflammation – Whether due to allergies or sinusitis (sinus infections), mucus and inflammation make it harder for air to flow through your respiratory system. In these cases, an adjustable bed can help you find a sleep position that drains fluids, thus improving your breathing and your snoring.
  • Anatomy – Everyone is unique, and that includes our throats, mouths, and nasal passages! Conditions like a deviated septum or a thick soft palette can increase the likelihood of snoring. The good news? Finding the right sleeping position on an adjustable bed could potentially help.
  • Poor sleep habits – Drinking alcohol before bed or getting insufficient sleep can lead to the overrelaxation of your throat tissue, resulting in the unpleasant vibrations we associate with snoring. If your sleep routine is a little erratic, you might want to try implementing behavioral changes as well as purchasing a more comfortable bed to increase the quality of your ZZZ’s.
  • Some medical conditions – Hyperthyroidism, sleep apnea, and other medical conditions can contribute to snoring. Consult a doctor to understand if there are medical conditions causing your snoring. 

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes and should not be taken as medical advice. Consult your physician before taking any supplements, beginning any diet or fitness plan, or adopting any treatment for a health problem.

Snoring might seem like a mere annoyance. But as you already know, getting a good night’s sleep on a regular basis is key to your overall health.

Sleep is a time for our bodies to relax and recover, and receiving insufficient oxygen during your downtime can hamper your physiological processes. As a result, you might wake up fatigued. In the long term, poor sleep can lead to more serious issues.

So, if snoring is keeping you or your loved ones up at night, it’s more than worth it to make a change and look into an adjustable foundation.

Next, let’s talk about our personal favorite fix for snoring—an adjustable bed.

The Perks of Adjustable Beds

Adjustable beds allow you to choose the incline of your mattress to accommodate a variety of ergonomic positions, whether that means elevating your head a few inches or sitting upright to read.

In the past, adjustable beds seemed like a high-tech indulgence for only the pickiest of sleepers needing next level comfort. Now, they’re more accessible than ever. 

And that’s good news for people who snore.2

  • Elevating your head above your chest reduces the pressure on your airway and nasal passages, resulting in less obstruction and compression.
  • You’ll no longer have to readjust your pillows throughout the night to find the correct spinal alignment. Instead, your adjustable bed frame does the bulk of the work to help you settle into the most comfortable sleep position.
  • One clinical trial found that 67% of snorers experienced reduced symptoms with an increased head elevation thanks to their adjustable bed.3

If your partner isn’t totally sold on the adjustable bed, there’s a solution. The Split King Bed allows each of you to adjust your side of the bed, ensuring that everyone is sleeping comfortably.

Other Benefits of Adjustable Beds

Adjustable beds weren’t just made to help with snoring, though we’re glad they were. An adjustable bed frame carries benefits for any sleeper, whether they snore or not. These include:

  • Better sleep quality – Experiment with new ergonomic positions to find your perfect match. For example, the “anti-gravity setting” elevates your head and feet above your stomach, allowing for increased blood flow to your digestive tract. Some find this allows deeper sleep, while other sleepers find it actually helps their digestion.
  • Whole-body benefits – If you’ve ever slept on a hard mattress, you know that your sleep really can affect your joints and ligaments. And no one wants to wake up feeling creaky. Elevating your head and lower body can reduce the buildup of fluid in your joints, resulting in less swelling and stiffness. No longer are the days of elevating your lower body by stacking pillow on top of pillow.
  • Versatility – Whether you’re working from home or sneaking in an episode of your favorite TV show, an adjustable bed makes it easy and comfortable. Turn your bed into your office or your movie theater on-demand.

Claim Quiet Sleep With Casper

Reducing your snoring can boost your energy and overall wellness—not to mention help you avoid unneeded spats with your special someone. Luckily, an adjustable bed can help you find a better sleeping position for your body.

Our Rise collection of adjustable bed frames has some serious features to combat snoring and deliver maximum comfort, allowing you to achieve better sleep. The Rise Pro features anti-snoring technology, while the Rise Max offers positions to combat snores and achieve zero gravity sleep.

Find your perfect match and enjoy sweet, silent dreams thanks to an adjustable foundation.

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  1. Mayo Clinic. Snoring
  2. Retirement Living. 10 Health Benefits of an Adjustable Bed Frame.
  3. Sleep Science and Practice. The anti-snoring bed – a pilot study.