Updated 23 April 2015

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Excessive snoring may cause severe disruption for you and your partner. Sleeping on your back is often the cause as your tongue and soft palate relax and rest against the back of your throat.

Sewing a tennis ball to the back of your pyjama top will prevent you from sleeping on your back.

Visit our Sleep Centre for more on managing your insomnia.


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