SNORING can be cured - if the sufferer finds a way of keeping the chin raised, thereby bringing the lower jaw forward and clearing the airway, according to Dr Hal Yarrow, a retired GP from Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

Writing in Mims, he says it is best to sleep on the side, pressing the elbow into the mattress and using the forearm as a prop, with the chin supported on the back of the hand. His wife reports that since he adopted this position, his own snoring has stopped.