This year, National Stop Snoring Week starts on 25th to 29th April 2016. This is an annual event promoting general awareness that nobody need suffer as a result of snoring. Did you know that there are an estimated 15 million people in the UK who snore? It is a condition that can be treated.
The right pillow could make all the difference and Silentnight has this Anti-Snore pillow which helps to reduce snoring by gently supporting the head and neck in a position that encourages better body alignment. The pillow has a firm core, which has been ergonomically shaped to raise the head slightly. It is hypoallergenic and machine washable, the Silentnight Anti-Snore pillow is made in the UK and available from a number of retailers including Sleepypeople.
When I first took it out of the plastic bag, I adjusted the Polyester Hollowfibre around the foam to puff it up slightly. Once it is in a nice shape, I inserted the pillow into my pillowcase and it fits nicely. The pillow is soft and you can feel the foam in between. I am so used to sleeping on a double firm pillow that when I transitioned to this soft pillow, it took me a few days to get comfortable. Initially, it was too low for me and I felt that my neck/throat area was slightly tilted. Then I popped it with another soft pillow and it now about the right height for me. I tend to sleep on my side hence I need a tall pillow. I think this anti-snore pillow will work better for people who sleep on their back as it is a more suitable height.
The firm foam in the middle does give me good neck support and I quite like this element. It feels soft and hard at the same time so it did feel strange for the first couple of nights. I enjoy the softness of the pillow which leaves both of my ears comfortable. As for the anti-snore feature, I am not a big snorer so am not able to comment as Mr C never complained about my snoring. Our tests our inconclusive but I imagine it might work for some people but may not effective for others. I do enjoy the softness of the pillow after having an extra firm pillow for years. If you have snoring problem, you might like to try this out.
Disclosure: We received the samples for the purposes of writing this review however all thoughts and opinions remain our own. Image used with permission.