5 Easy Ways To Tackle The Noise From Your Snoring Partner
Sleeping with a snoring partner can be irritating and end up costing you your sleep. This is especially true if they snore really loud or frequently. The good news is that there are some things you can do to try to deal with it or help them stop snoring all together. It might take some experimenting to see what works, but keep reading to see 5 things that can be done to tackle the noise from your snoring partner.
1. Anti-Snoring Devices
The first thing you can do is have your partner try some anti-snoring devices. The good thing about these devices is that there are quite a few available. There are also several in each budget range.
For example, there are cheap ones that are one size fits all and there are more expensive ones that can be fitted to you. The most common types of devices are mouth guards. These help keep your airways unobstructed, which helps stop snoring. There are also pillows that elevate you just enough to keep the air flowing through. Finally, you could go with a chin strap. These go around your chin and head to keep your mouth from falling open while you sleep.
2. Wear Earplugs or Noise Cancelling Headphones
Another way you can tackle your partner’s snoring is by wearing earplugs or noise cancelling headphones. Depending on which ones you use, you should be able to completely cancel out the sound. You have to watch, though, because some of the cheaper ones don’t work very well. For earplugs, you can get ones that are one size fits all or ones that can be shaped to fit your ear perfectly. If you go for the second option, you’ll have an easier time keeping noise out. When looking at headphones, you want to make sure you read reviews before purchasing. This will let you know other people’s experience and help you choose the best pair.
3. White Noise Machine
You could also try using a white noise machine. These machines put out a sound that is really good for covering up other sounds. In fact, many people with loud neighborhoods use them to fall asleep. If you aren’t a big fan of white noise, you can try a normal sound machine. These come with all kinds of different sounds, including jungle and ocean. Regardless which machine you decide you want to try, you want to make sure you read reviews and see which is the best. These aren’t all that cheap, so you want to make sure you aren’t wasting your money on something that isn’t even going to work.
4. Position Change
Sometimes, all your partner needs is a position change. One of the biggest causes of snoring is laying on your back. The reason is because your weight pushes down on your lungs and diaphragm, which causes restricted airflow. There are a few ways to help your partner sleep on their side. The easiest way is to wedge a pillow in front and behind them. If this doesn’t work, you can try sewing something hard, like a tennis ball, into the back of their shirt. This helps because they’ll feel discomfort when they try to roll onto their back during the night and end up staying on their side.
5. Doctor Visit
If none of these home remedies work, you can try talking your partner into going to the doctor. Not only can they give you some better tips or resources, but they can also run tests to see if there’s any medical issues going on that’s causing the snoring. If there is, steps can be taken to help correct the problem. If there isn’t, then the doctor can help you and your partner come up with a plan to try and resolve the snoring.
These are only 5 examples of what can be done and there are plenty more out there. You might have to go nontraditional and figure out a DIY fix to get through the night. As long as it works and doesn’t harm you or your partner, then you can try pretty much anything you can think of!
Article by Tintu.