Why sleeping on your side helps snoring; but how are other sleeping positions affecting you?

Sleep on Side

It is a no brainer that the Slumberbump forces you to sleep train on the ideal sleep position, your side. But why? How come sleeping on your stomach or fetal position is not as effective?  Here’s why.

Sleep on stomach

Sleeping on your stomach- Attention stomach sleepers! Maybe you aren’t experiencing sleep apnea, but are you facing back and neck pain? You most likely are. And here’s your answer as to why. Sleeping on your stomach doesn’t allow your spine to rest in a neutral position. Plus, it adds pressure to your muscles and joints; this can result in numbness, tingling, aches, or irritated nerves. Sleeping on your stomach can also close off your upper airways, allowing limited room to breathe, let alone snore. Not only does sleeping on your stomach affect your breathing, but also your entire back and neck!

Sleep on back

Sleeping on your back (THE WORST POSITION) - Although this position is ideal for maintaining a neutral position for your head, neck, and spine it is the absolute WORST position for those suffering with sleep apnea. But why exactly? When snoozing on your back, your tongue can block your breathing tube resulting in severe snoring in a very dangerous, even deadly situation.

Sleep on side

Sleeping on your side (Legs and torso relatively straight = THE BEST POSITION)- Hence the reasoning behind the slumber bump! It's a no brainer Slumber Bump forces you to sleep on your side. But this is exactly WHY sleeping on your side is the BEST sleeping position. First off, since your spine is elongated. This diminishes back and neck pain (unlike sleeping on your stomach.) But most importantly this position allows your airways to remain completely open, therefore, no snoring! Plus sleeping on your side decreases acid reflux. This is why slumber bump is so handy. The belt requires you to sleep on your side and completely prevents you from rolling onto your back.


So when you consider your sleep position make sure to choose the best one so that you can get the rest you need. If you need help sleeping on your side, don’t forget, Slumberump is always an option.

About slumberBUMP™

Snoring is more than just a nuisance—it disrupts the sleep habits and lives of 90 million American adults and their partners. That's why we set out in 2003 to restore sleep and help as many people as possible live happier, healthier lives.