Mouth Exercises for Snoring


We know that getting some exercise can help us lose weight which is a great way to tackle snoring. Increasingly, we are seeing that exercise to help snoring needn’t involve running, or cycling or swimming, or even breaking a sweat. More people are…

Oropharyngeal Exercises for Snoring – What’s the Evidence?


Using techniques adapted from speech and language therapy, various research groups have employed the use of a set of oropharyngeal exercises which address weaknesses and develop muscular tone in the tongue, soft palate, throat, cheeks and jaw. This…

Eating Late and Snoring? Try the Four Hour Fast


“Many of my patients find that eating earlier alleviates their sleep apnea.” A lot of snoring fixes require perseverance before you start to see results. The SnoreLab-recommended “Four Hour Fast” is a free and easy life hack that can produce instant…

What is Snoring? – An Introduction


Roughly 40% of men and 20% of women snore - that’s over 2 billion inhabitants of planet Earth. A snore is the sound of soft tissue in your upper airway vibrating due to interrupted airflow. Snoring is the result of a relaxed airway being obstructed,…

Do Men Snore More Than Women?


The short answer to this question is yes. There are sex differences when it comes to snoring. Type snoring into a search engine and click on images. What do you see? Nine of the fifteen pictures on my screen showed men with mouths wide open whilst…

Is Snoring Genetic?


Your DNA can increase the risk of snoring but won’t condemn you to a certain life of nocturnal noises. Genes can influence the shape of your face and your weight, both of which are key players in snoring.

Do Nasal Sprays Work for Snoring?


Snoring is often the result of a blocked or stuffy nose. Unblocking your nose can drastically reduce snoring, and a popular method is to use a nasal spray. Not all nasal sprays are the same, and it’s important to match the appropriate type of nasal…

Lesser-Known Snoring Triggers


Snoring is often the result of a combination of factors. When trying to find your snoring triggers, it’s important to make note of anything that's making your snoring worse. However, there are things that you may not realise play a role in your…

Surgery for Snoring and Sleep Apnea


Surgery is perhaps the most drastic snoring remedy available and has the potential to be very effective for some people. There are a number of surgical interventions to reduce snoring and sleep apnea. In this article, we summarise the different…

Snoring Glossary


Snoring has a lot more terminology than you might think. Cut through the jargon with SnoreLab's glossary of snoring terms.

What is Sleep Apnea?


Apnea simply means “no breathing”. Sleep apnea is a serious condition where your airway repeatedly closes during sleep, depriving you of oxygen until you gasp awake. It is a common misconception that all loud snorers have sleep apnea, but if you…

Sleep Apnea: Screening, Testing and Treatment


Sleep apnea is a serious condition where your airway repeatedly closes during sleep, depriving you of oxygen until you gasp awake. The combined effects of disturbed sleep and repeated bouts of low oxygen cause lots of problems for your physical and…

What Happens in a Sleep Study?


In this guide to sleep studies, we explore what a sleep study does, how to get a sleep study, which type of sleep study is best for you, what to expect at a sleep lab, what to expect with a home study, what your results mean and what happens after…

Do Snore Alarms Work?


We often get asked if we can create a snore alarm to alert our users that they are snoring. But do snore alarms actually work? Are snore alarms an effective solution in the long term? Does behavioural conditioning work for snoring? Does a snore…

Weird Anti-Snoring Ideas of the Past


Type "snoring remedies" into a search engine and you’ll see the usual suspects: mouthpieces, nasal dilators and special pillows amongst a few others. We dug deeper into the history of anti-snoring devices and found some unusual contraptions we…

Snoring Due to a Blocked Nose?


A blocked nose is one of the leading causes of snoring. Unblocking your nose can drastically reduce your snoring, but nasal obstruction has many causes and each have different remedies. Infection, allergies, pollution, drugs and the very shape of…

6 Common Myths About Sleep Apnea


Most snorers don’t have sleep apnea. But most people with sleep apnea snore. There is a positive correlation between snoring intensity and the severity of obstructive sleep apnea; that is, the louder you snore, the more likely you are to suffer from…

Age and Snoring


Why do you snore more as you get older? Do children and young adults snore? Snoring is linked with age but isn't just an old person problem. Increasing numbers of young people and even children find themselves snoring, or even gasping and choking…

Weight Loss for Snoring – SnoreLab’s SMART Strategy


It’s the piece of anti-snoring and general health advice that we often don’t need to be told: "lose some weight". Our SMART approach (substitute, move, avoid, reduce, think) is based on forming new habits, making lots of changes that go beyond just…

Overweight and Snoring: A Vicious Circle


Being a snorer and being overweight are interchangeably linked. In other words, obesity can cause snoring and snoring can cause obesity. Loud snoring is often a stepping stone towards sleep breathing disorders such as sleep apnea, and the link with…

The Architecture of Sleep


If you have ever been suddenly woken up, deep into the night, you’ll know it’s a very disorientating experience. When you wake up naturally, you rouse gently in a less confused state. This is because in these separate instances you have woken up in…

Why Good Sleep is Important


The partner of a chronic snorer loses over an hour of sleep every night. Good sleep can be hard to come by for all parties in a bedroom polluted with snoring, particularly if snoring transitions to sleep apnea. But why does this matter? Sleep can…

Snoring During Pregnancy


It is estimated that as many as 49% of pregnant women snore, many of them having never snored before. This goes against the rule that women naturally snore less than men. In the general population, around 20% of women across all ages snore, with…

Body Clock: Sleep, Light and Melatonin


Have you ever wondered why you feel sleepy at night and awake in the day? This daily fluctuation is your natural body clock working correctly. Our feelings of sleepiness or wakefulness are dictated by light and what it does to our brains. Our eyes…

Are You a Seasonal Snorer?


You may have noticed that your snoring gets worse at a particular time of year. If so, you could be a “seasonal snorer”. Whether it’s a summertime allergy, a winter cold or changes in the weather, there’s plenty of reasons why you may be putting…

Alternative Snoring Remedies: Quirky Cure or Quackery?


If you snore and have ever Googled how to stop snoring, it is likely that you know the standard snoring remedies. Most people are familiar with weight loss, nasal strips, mouthpieces or throat sprays. But what about pineapples? Electric shocks?…

20 Common Questions About Snoring Answered


Snoring is more complicated than you might think. Therefore, many people have questions about their snoring: what it is, why it’s happening, is it anything to be worried about and what can you do to get rid of it. Here, we answer a selection of the…

Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea


Sleep apnea is a serious condition linked to snoring. It is important to know the signs and symptoms. Loud snoring, sleepiness, poor concentration, and headaches and sore throat are the most common signs and symptoms of sleep apnea.

Underappreciated Signs of Sleep Apnea


Obstructive sleep apnea is often undiagnosed, so spotting the signs - including the unusual ones - is important. Here, we highlight some of the lesser-known symptoms which could be signs of sleep apnea: frequent nightly urination, mood changes,…

Snoring and Sleep Apnea in Children


Just like adults, almost all children will snore occasionally. The mechanics of snoring are no different in children. Inhaled air becomes partially obstructed which causes excess soft tissue in the upper airway to flap and make noise. But how do you…

Human Evolution and Snoring


The human throat has too many functions to do any of them perfectly, and instead does everything adequately. This small section of our body needs to be able to breathe, swallow and generate speech, switching between the three processes seamlessly -…

5 Easy Habits to Stop Snoring Naturally


Some snoring experts call snoring a habit. Whilst you don’t consciously choose to snore, they argue that your habits in your waking life are creating the snoring habits in your sleep. Conversely, there are lots of positive habits that are easy to…

Snooor Wearable Positional Trainer


The Snooor wearable is a vibrating positional trainer that reduces snoring by promoting side sleeping. Positional trainers are devices that attach to your body and vibrate when they detect that you are sleeping on your back. This is the automated…

Stop Snoring with these Remedies to Help Nose Breathing


Nasal blockage and mouth-breathing are very common causes of snoring. If you have a blocked nose or persistently breathe through your mouth when you sleep, you might find you are snoring more as a result. There are two types of mouth-breathing…

Discovering Sleep Apnea – Anna’s Story


Many people with obstructive sleep apnea remain undiagnosed. People can often have headaches, feel excessively tired and have difficulty staying focussed, but they often don't make the link with snoring. Sleep apnea is simply a condition that many…

Is It Snoring Or Sleep Apnea?


Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea are strongly linked - so how can you tell the difference? It is normal to have a high Snore Score or be told you snore and then worry if it might be something more serious. Primary snoring and obstructive sleep…

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment


If you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or think you might have the condition, you may have questions about how to treat it. There are several treatment options; the most effective way to treat your sleep apnea depends on the…

How Can SnoreLab Help My Snoring?


There are many effective ways to reduce snoring from specialist products to exercises, but different approaches work for different people. By measuring changes in your snoring intensity between nights with SnoreLab, you can try different methods and…

Stop Snoring by Treating Allergies – Jenny’s Story


Jenny has slept in a separate room to her husband for the last five years because of her snoring. SnoreLab has given her valuable insights and she has effectively eliminated her snoring in two days!

Zero Added Sugar Diet for Snoring – Richard’s Story


My name is Rich, and I am a Snorer.  It took me a long time to be able to say that but last year I participated in a sleep study that categorically confirmed I am what they call a “heavy snorer.” The doctor said my snoring was most likely the result…

A Guide to Neti Pots


Neti pots are devices used to flush out your nasal passages. Often resembling a small teapot, they are used to pour salt water through your nasal cavity. They can be extremely effective at reducing snoring caused by a blocked nose. If a stuffy nose…

Buying Guide: Anti-Snoring Mouthpieces


Mandibular advancement splints, mandibular repositioning devices, protrusion splints and mandibular advancement devices (MADs for short) are all the same type of snoring remedy. These are anti-snoring mouthpieces that fit in your mouth, covering…

What Can You Do If Your Partner Snores?


If you’re losing sleep because of your partner’s snoring, there are some things you can do. Here, we look at the significance of sleeping with a snorer and explore the ways you can stop the snoring or at least cope better!

Study for Sleep Apnea – Susan’s Story


For a while I suspected that I only snored intermittently throughout the night. My snoring has generally occurred in the usual “snoring circumstances” such as laying on my back, after drinking alcohol and being extremely tired. My snoring seemed to…

CPAP Problems and How to Fix Them


Here, we address the most common problems people have with CPAP. When used correctly and fitted well, CPAP can dramatically reduce apneic events as well as greatly decreasing snoring volume and frequency. This guide will show you how to get the most…

Buying Guide: Air Purifiers


Air purifiers can help snoring triggered by allergies and pollution. Poor quality air can irritate our upper airways, leading to stuffy and inflamed noses and throats. Air purifiers filter out the harmful particles that bring on these symptoms and…

Buying Guide: Humidifiers


Humidifiers can help snoring triggered by breathing in dry air. They can be a great way to help snoring caused by nasal congestion and throat irritation. Dry air can aggravate the tissues of your nose and throat, causing irritation and inflammation…

Snoring with an Open Mouth


Mouth breathing is one of the most common causes of snoring. If you snore and frequently wake up with a dry mouth and sore throat, it’s likely that mouth breathing was the cause. Plenty of snorers have weak jaw muscles or excess weight on their…

SomniFix Mouth Strips Review


SomniFix Mouth Strips are an innovative new product for promoting healthy and quiet nasal breathing to stop your snoring. Breathing through your mouth is one of the most common causes of snoring. If you're snoring and find yourself waking up with a…

Stop Snoring with these 7 Effective Snoring Remedies


No single snoring remedy works for everyone. This is because there are many different causes of snoring. Here are SnoreLab’s seven most effective types of snoring aid that have been shown to help many of our users stop snoring. Explore the benefits…

Stop Snoring Naturally with these 7 Effective Lifestyle Changes


We conducted a poll and found that more of our users prefer to help their snoring with lifestyle changes as opposed to trying consumer anti-snoring remedies. But what are their techniques? What changes can you make that truly have a positive impact…

Anti-Snoring Pillows


A bad sleeping position massively increases your risk of snoring. If you sleep on your back, gravity compresses your airway and sends your tongue and jaw backwards, all leading to a greater chance of obstruction and noise. Addressing the problems…

Nasal Strips and Dilators for Snoring


Many people snore due to a blocked nose. There are several options when it comes to opening your nose. One popular option is to use a nasal dilator. Nasal dilators work by mechanically opening your nasal passages, decreasing the resistance to…

SnoreRx Mouthpiece Review


At SnoreLab, we regard SnoreRx as one of the best quality and most effective anti-snoring mouthpieces that you can buy online. SnoreRx boasts some great features that give it the edge over many of its competitors. Quality materials - the…

Smart Nora Review


Smart Nora is a revolutionary snoring solution: a smart, non-invasive anti-snoring device that can have great results for every type of snorer. Whatever causes your snoring, Smart Nora can help. Whether you sleep on your back, side or front, breathe…

Stop Snoring with these Hacks to Improve Your Sleeping Position


Many people snore because they sleep on their back. The good news is that simple causes have simple solutions – if you sleep on your back, it’s time to try sleeping on your side with the help of some simple techniques you can engineer at home.…

Sleeping Position and Snoring


Your sleeping position can greatly influence your snoring. Sleeping on your back makes you more likely to snore or experience sleep apnea. Side sleeping is one of the most basic and effective ways to reduce snoring When sleeping on your back, the…

CPAP: A Guide to the Different Types of Mask


CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure. A CPAP device uses a mask to force air into your nose or mouth and is very effective in treating moderate to severe sleep apnea, a condition where the airway repeatedly closes during sleep.…

A Guide to Hay Fever and Snoring


Given that up to 30% of us suffer from hay fever, it is possible that this seasonal pollen allergy could be playing a major role in your snoring. If it’s warm outside and your nose is blocked, follow our guide to see if hay fever is making your…

ZQuiet Mouthpiece Review


ZQuiet is a dentist-designed anti-snoring mouthpiece that advances your lower jaw by a few millimeters to prevent the base of your tongue blocking your airway. If you snore when lying on your back and after drinking alcohol, or if you are overweight…

Anti-Snoring Pillow Success – Fiona’s Story


Scared to speak too soon but I think I’ve cured myself in five days flat with this app. I’m fifty years old and in full health. I’d never snored until about two months ago when this snoring like a saw mill came on all of a sudden with no obvious…

Stop Snoring with Side Sleeping – Michael’s Story


I started using SnoreLab in December 2016 because I didn’t believe I snored as badly as my wife suggested. I was wrong. When I started, over the first two months, my average Snore Score was about 50 with my peak scores around the 60 mark. I have…

Good Morning Snore Solution Review


The Good Morning Snore Solution (GMSS) is a revolutionary anti-snoring device that targets the most common cause of snoring: your tongue. If you are overweight or sleep with an open mouth, your tongue might be causing you to snore as it falls back…

Is Your Snoring Caused by a Dust Allergy?


If you struggle to breathe through your nose at night, you may not be surprised to learn that a blocked nose is one of the main causes of snoring. A blocked nose can often be brought on by an allergy, a likely cause of which is dust. Dust gathers in…

SnoreLab Success Stories


SnoreLab was created out of desire to help people and we love hearing stories about the app achieving just that. This page is a collection of genuine user stories taken from iTunes user reviews: I had a very high snore score and thought I tried…