Effects of Body Position on Snoring in Apneic and Nonapneic Snorers

This study demonstrated that the positional dependency is different between nonapneic snorers and OSA patients. Most of the non-apneic snorers snore less in the lateral position than in the supine position in contrast to OSA patients who often fail to decrease snoring even in the lateral position.

Hiroshi Nakano, PhD, Togo Ikeda, PhD, Makito Hayashi, Etsuko Ohshima, Akihiro Onizuka

Sleep, Volume 26, Issue 2, 1 March 2003, Pages 169–172