You need a good night’s sleep if you want to have the energy to function the next day. Unfortunately, this isn’t always easy when you sleep next to someone who snores.
The good news is you aren’t alone. There are more than 90 million Americans who suffer from snoring regularly. This means that a lot of work has been done to solve this problem.
If you think you’re out of options when sleeping with a snorer, think again. Below are five things to try to help you get a better night’s sleep.
1. TRY ROLLING YOUR PARTNER
The back is one of the most common sleeping positions for snorers. If your partner snores when in this position, try to roll them over in the night.
You can move them to their side or their stomach. These positions may help your partner breathe easier through the night. When you breathe easier, it’s less likely that you’ll snore.
2. TRY AN ANTI-SNORING PRODUCT
There have been many anti-snoring products created over the years. Not all of them worked, but there are a few that have helped:
- Nasal strips
- Chin straps
- Vestibular shields
- Tongue stabilizing device
Not every device will work for everyone. You will need to experiment to find the one that works for your partner.
Some of these devices may not be available over the counter. Get in touch with your doctor to see what options are available to you.
3. BUY A SOUND MACHINE
Solving the problem of noise with more noise sounds counterintuitive at first. But it all depends on the type of noise you drown out the snoring with.
White noise has been proven to have positive results for drowning out surrounding noise and improving sleep quality. There are a lot of sound variations you can try. Experiment to find out what works best for you.
4. CHANGE YOUR PILLOWS
One common reason for snoring is a clogged nasal passage. It’s possible to stop snoring by making sure that this area is clear. One way to do this is by changing your pillows.
Dust accumulates on pillows over time. If you lay on your side, it’s easy to inhale dust into your nose. You can keep your nasal passage clear of dust by cleaning and changing your pillows often.
5. FIND A GOOD PAIR OF EARBUDS
What better way to quiet the noise at night than to block it completely? With a pair of good quality anti snoring earbuds, you can make this happen.
Many people think that noise-canceling technology is only available for big headphones that cover your entire ear. Audio technology has come a long way over the past few years. You can find small earbuds that fit in your ear and won’t fall out.
SLEEPING WITH A SNORER IS POSSIBLE
You may feel like you’re fighting a losing battle when sleeping with a snorer. But you shouldn’t lose hope. Use the tips above to start the process of getting great sleep during the night.
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