Right now you may feel like
your snoring partner is only a minor annoyance and not a big deal, or
you may already be nearing the breaking point. Either way, you are
probably sick of listening to your partner’s chainsaw snoring night
after night, week after week.
also probably feel constantly tired
and fatigued due to the bad sleep your partner’s snoring
is causing you
to have. If this is the case, it’s time to look for some help
your partner’s snoring drives a wedge between the two of you.
Can You Do About a Partner Who Snores?
you have a partner that snores, the first option should always try to
to go to the doctor to try and determine the cause of
their snoring, as it could be caused by a potentially dangerous
sleeping disorder. This is especially true if you notice that you
partner stops breathing
for short periods of time while sleeping along with
loud or intense snoring, as this is a sign of a serious sleep disorder
known as sleep apnea.
We say that the first
option should be to try and help eliminate
or at least reduce your partner’s snoring because snoring
is quite bad: not only for the health of the snorer, but the poor quality of sleep
that it gives you can also be quite damaging as well.
your partner won’t
consent to going to the doctor, then there are plenty of other over the
counter methods you can try to help with your snoring
In fact, many of these anti
snoring devices and supplements are
actually what your doctor would recommend if they find that your
partner isn’t suffering from a sleep disorder. Still, it’s best always
to check with a doctor before, just to make sure.
anti snoring devices come in a wide variety of different
products, all intended to lessen or completely cure snoring problems.
Nonetheless, not all of them live up to the claims that they make,
while others work wonders for some while doing nothing for
of the devices that most people are probably familiar with are nasal
strips, which go across the bridge of the nose to gently
open up the
is probably the least intrusive way to at least
reduce the snoring before it drives you mad, and most people are easily
able to persuade their partner to wear them as they quickly stop
noticing they even have it on.
your partner doesn’t like wearing the nasal strips, then you can
probably forget about getting them to use many of the other
anti-snoring devices as most are even more uncomfortable to sleep with
than the strips. Still, you could try buying a special snoring
pillow to help.
pillows are especially useful if your partner
snores mainly when
sleeping on their back. That’s because they are
designed to cradle the head in such a way as to make it uncomfortable
to sleep on the back, so they just might take care of most of your
none of these tricks work, you can also get your partner to try
supplements or tea to make them sleep more soundly which
also help. There are also nasal
sprays to clear up the nasal passages,
and throat sprays to numb and tighten the soft palate tissue and uvula,
both of which are hit or miss. Some have great success with these
products, while others quickly demand a refund.
tip is to try and gently persuade your spouse that they
drink alcohol for at least a few hours before going to
as it relaxes the muscles in the mouth and throat, causing further
airway obstruction and louder snoring. The combination of drinking
and snoring also severely degrades the
overall quality of sleep.
your partner is overweight, you might try to get everyone to go on a
diet, or to exercise a bit more. Being overweight is one
of the main
causes, and if you have an overweight partner who snores, losing weight
should definitely help reduce it.
To Do When All Else Fails
you feel like you have tried everything possible, and yet you still
suffer nightly sleeping next to a partner who snores. So what’s next?
Some people eventually find that their snoring partner gets so annoying
and the noise so incessant that they simply can’t stand to sleep next
to it, and wind up
sleeping in separate rooms night after night. This
is of course the worst case scenario, and most people would do almost
anything to avoid it, but often feel there are no other
luckily there is another option, provided that you're willing to make a
earplugs are a time tested
snoring treatment. If you are willing to wear ear
plugs at night, you will soon find that you can finally bear to sleep
next to your spouse. While
earplugs will not eliminate all of the noise
if your partner’s snoring is exceptionally loud, but they can still
lower the volume from that of a jackhammer to that of a gentle, quite
looking for earplugs, make sure you choose ones that
fit your ears
well, but most importantly, are made of a material that
will be comfortable enough and secure enough to wear all through the
all, you don’t want to be sleeping peacefully and suddenly
be startled awake by your snoring partner when your earplug falls
important thing to look for is the earplug’s NRR or noise
reduction rating. This number stands for the amount of
the plug will block out. You can find good, cheap earplugs online or
try looking in your local hardware store.
matter what you and your partner decide to do, it is important to
take at least some form of action to ensure that your snoring partner
doesn’t tear your good night's rest apart.
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