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Will Sleeping on Your Side Reduce Snoring?


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Snorers are often told to sleep on their sides rather than on their backs. This is because if you are lying on your side, the base of your tongue will not collapse into the back of your throat, obstructing breathing.

However, for some snorers, changing sleep position may not make a difference. There are two types of snorers -- those who snore when sleeping on their backs, and those who snore in every position.


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