The Best Anti Snore Pillows of 2018 Reviewed
Snoring isn’t the worst problem in the world, but it certainly isn’t fun to deal with, either. Whether you are waking yourself up with your own guffaws or rousing family members who sleep near you, snoring can be a pretty big problem.
Luckily, there are plenty of sleep aids designed to help reduce or even completely prevent snoring from happening. In fact, some of the best aids are pillows designed to prevent your airways from blocking. Here are five of the best anti snoring pillows on the market!
The Best Anti Snore Pillows of 2018
InteVision Foam Wedge Bed Pillow
The InteVision Foam Wedge Bed Pillow is a large pillow designed to reduce snoring and acid reflux as well as help with other breathing related difficulties like allergies, nasal congestion, and sleep apnea.
This is possible because the pillow is also designed on an incline to open up the airways and improve circulation, and it is also said to be able to relieve neck and back pain.
The pillow is fashioned from two separate layers, with the top layer being 1.5” thick memory foam, and the bottom layer being a base foam layer designed to add better comfort and support. This allows the pillow to provide a good amount of comfort while still maintaining a healthy incline for sleeping.
Each layer of foam has built-in air channels within it that are designed to help with air circulation within the pillow, preventing heat retention and keeping its surface and body cool.
The wedge design of the pillow opens up the air passageways when you use it to incline your back, but note that if you prefer, you can use it to prop your feet up too.
The slope is made to be gradual so that it is still comfortable to use on the incline. You can adjust yourself on the incline depending on how much you want to be propped up. Note that the incline may be too high or uncomfortable for you if you are of a shorter height, while if you are of a taller height, the incline may not provide enough lower back support.
There is no specific position that the pillow is designed for, but side sleepers may get the most anti-snoring benefits out of this pillow as well as extra trunk support when sleeping.
Back sleepers may benefit from the anti-snoring properties as well, though maybe to a lesser degree, depending on your sleeping style and body. However, the pillow is uncomfortable for stomach sleepers as the incline makes it impossible to use.
Some customers find the pillow to be too firm and hard to sleep on, and since the purpose of the pillow is to properly align the body and open up airways, this is likely not an issue that can be fixed with any wedge pillows.
Some may also find the pillow to be rather slippery, especially when using the pillow cover that it comes with. Switching it out for another cover may work, but note that it is very difficult to find pillow covers in the market that will fit to this pillow.
This measures 25” x 24” x 12”. It comes with a machine-washable cover, but the company has also released a 100% Egyptian cotton pillowcase with a 400 thread count for the pillow that can be purchased separately.
Sleep Innovations Memory Foam Contour Pillow
This memory foam pillow is designed to provide comfort and relieve pain and is shaped in a way that prevents back snorers from rumbling away at night. It ensures that your neck, jaw, and face are positioned in a way that stops any snores from escaping.
Although the pillow was not primarily designed for its anti-snoring properties, it does provide snore relief for back snorers and those who snore when they are sick.
Apart from preventing some degree of snoring, this memory foam pillow is built to be extremely comfortable, and is known for being able to reduce neck pain.
It provides a level of therapeutic support so that any cricks that you associate with waking up are evened out and don’t happen.
Because the pillow is made from memory foam, it contours to your body’s curves as well, relieving pressure and providing support to the head, neck, and shoulders.
Its shape allows for gentle alignment of your spine, so you sleep more healthily. The pillow’s form itself is also contoured, allowing you to choose between the higher or lower hills on either side depending on which is most comfortable for you and helps you the most.
In terms of firmness, the Sleep Innovations Memory Foam Contour Pillow has a foam density of 3 lbs per cubic foot, meaning it is relatively firm and will not cause your head to sink too deeply into the foam. If you prefer thin pillows or want to feel your head sink in to a pillow, then you may not enjoy this pillow and might find it uncomfortable.
The pillow’s memory foam is an open cell variety, which allows for optimum air circulation so that the pillow does not overheat as you sleep on it. This means that despite its thicker density, the pillow doesn’t suffer from thermal regulation issues.
With that being said, the pillow’s anti-snoring properties are limited to back sleepers, so it may not work for you if you sleep on your side or stomach. The pillow also suffers from some quality control issues.
Some customers claim that the product has changed and become lower quality, with some even claiming that the manufacturer is no longer a United States manufacturer at all, so be wary of where you purchase the pillow from!
This pillow comes with a five-year limited warranty and in two different sizes, standard and queen.
Therapeutica Sleeping Pillow
The Therapeutica Sleeping Pillow is not a traditional pillow in any sense, and it doesn’t look much like any ordinary object for sleeping on. But the truth is that it is designed so peculiarly to improve sleep quality in every way by allowing for a healthier sleeping manner.
The pillow is designed to perfectly align the spine and airways to allow for better sleep, clearing breathing and congestion issues, including snoring. The pillow’s design prevents a sleeper’s head from tilting backwards or forwards, thus preventing snoring by keeping airways wide open.
The company that manufactures these pillows believes that the most important parts of healthy sleeping are comfort and correct alignment of the spine, so this product focuses on bringing those ideas to the bedroom.
The manufacturer claims that their pillow design is the only way to assure medically accurate spine alignment during sleep.
The pillow is meant to provide a unique kind of support to back and side sleepers that relieves pain, alleviates stress on the body, and relaxes muscles, all while providing back and neck pain therapy and relief. Do note that this pillow is not designed for stomach sleepers and likely cannot be comfortably used by them.
The pillow has quite a number of unique design elements. First, there is the wedge extension at the base of the pillow that provides upper back support.
Then, there is the cervical contour that fits to the curve of one’s neck, followed by the center cavity that cradles the head’s curves.
There are also contoured head rests that maintain the head and neck to be at the same level, while raised side sections take account of the shoulder height of side sleepers. Finally, there are side cavities that provide comfortable and flexible cushions for jaw comfort.
It is worth noting that using the pillow can take some getting used to – usually a few nights or up to a week – before you are able to use it comfortably. This is due to the dramatic sleeping position change that you will be going through. You will have to read the instruction manual that comes with the pillow in order to be well informed on what to expect and how to use the pillow, which can be a hassle to some.
On the negative side, the company’s customer service representatives are known to be less than helpful and may not offer great solutions to any problems you have with your product. Do note that you cannot return the pillow once you have opened the packaging. Some may also find the pillow to be too firm for comfort, and the pillow does not work well with active sleepers who move around a lot in their sleep.
The product has a five-year warranty and comes in different sizes, and in order to determine which size is the best for you, you will need to do some measuring work. Have a friend help you measure the base of your neck to the edge of your shoulder bone, ignoring muscle mass by keeping the measuring tool level and not flush to the skin, so that it ends raised off the skin. The five available sizes are:
- Average/Medium (5 ¼ – 6 ¼”)
- Large (6 ¼ – 7 ¼”)
- X Large (above 7 ¼”)
- Petitie (4 ¼” – 5 ¼”)
- Child (below 4 ¼”)
SleepJoy ViscoFresh Advanced Contour Memory Foam Pillow
This memory foam pillow is designed to provide neck support in order to allow for easier breathing and reducing snoring by a good amount. It relieves pain in the shoulder, head, neck, and arms, as well as any numbness, and can be great for clearing wheezing, sneezing, coughing, and snoring.
The pillow is made from open-cell memory foam that is relatively dense yet soft. The rest of the pillow is made from 100% polyester nano-tex comfort fabric which breathes as you sleep, allowing for air circulation, temperature regulation, and moisture prevention.
The thermal regulation and air flow is helped by ventilating air channels as well, which are said to provide 5 times as much circulation as a typical pillow.
The pillow is also fitted with an inner cover that protects the product so that it lasts for a long time, and this durability is added to by a zippered outer cover.
While the outer cover is made in China, the rest of the pillow’s components are USA manufactured. The zipped cover is also machine washable. The pillow is best for reducing snoring in side sleepers due to the neck cradles on the side of the pillow, but it can work reasonably well for back sleepers as it provides neck and back pain relief and support through its neck bolster sides.
While its anti-snoring properties are reduced for back sleepers, the pillow itself is designed for optimal back sleeping comfort, too. It ensures that the back, neck, spine, and head are well aligned when you sleep in either position. Do note that the pillow is not designed for stomach sleepers.
The SleepJoy ViscoFresh Advanced Contour Memory Foam Pillow’s sleek profile and contoured sides provide neck elevation and keep the head propped up, relieving muscle tension thanks to the proper alignment for back sleepers.
Side sleepers can flip the pillow over to make use of the curved indentation that keeps the head in the proper position, and your neck and shoulders in line. The pillow is also known to help those who move around a lot in their sleep to maintain one position and feel less pain as a result.
In addition, the pillow is enhanced with plant-based ingredients and a green tea essence infused into the memory foam to prevent strong foam odors and provide relaxation. Of course, this scent will fade over time, but it is meant to keep any chemical smells at bay when it is first purchased. The pillow is also hypoallergenic.
If you prefer thin pillows, you may not like this product as it is 5” thick and can be uncomfortable for those with preexisting neck problems or for those who simply don’t enjoy a thick headrest. It is also relatively firm, so if you like your head to sink into a pillow, you will likely not appreciate the softness level of this pillow.
Some customers have also reported quality control issues, with some individuals receiving poorer quality products that tear easily, so be wary of where you purchase from!
FitPlus Premium Wedge Pillow
While not as popular or well known as the other pillows on this list, the FitPlus Premium Wedge Pillow holds its own and is primarily designed to promote less snoring and better sleep.
The pillow’s incline is meant to prevent all kinds of circulatory and respiratory problems, from numbness in the limbs to allergies, from breathing problems to acid reflux, from hiatal hernia to neck pain, and of course, snoring. The wedge prevents the body from being in a supine position, keeping the neck, spine, and head aligned and airways open.
The wedge pillow is fitted with 1.5” of memory foam to better contour to the shape of your body, and its soft, gentle slope is designed to maintain comfort and be gradual enough to prevent muscle strain or heartburn.
This is helped by the slope’s 28” length, which is met by a 24” width and 7.5” height. You can opt to use it on your upper body when you sleep, or use it outside of sleep times to put your feet up.
Unfortunately, the pillow is best for back sleepers or side sleepers – though it may be more comfortable for the former – and will likely not work for stomach sleepers. Due to its large size, it may also be uncomfortable or difficult to use for those who are shorter in height, and it will likely only fit on a queen-sized bed or bigger.
There are also some quality control issues with the pillow, as some customers report receiving pillows that have been cut unevenly, do not match up with the given dimensions, are too soft around the middle, or have poor quality memory foam. As always, be careful where you choose to purchase this product from.
The pillow comes with a removable and washable pillow cover. Do note that you will likely have difficulty finding an alternative pillow cover to fit this product due to its unusual dimensions and size. If you have issues with the product, it comes with a 2 year “no hassle” warranty and a 60-day satisfaction guarantee, and should you feel the need to return it within those 60 days, return shipping is free.