How to Sleep When Someone is Snoring
Does Your Partner Snore while Sleeping?
Are you having trouble getting enough sleep because there is someone snoring next to you? Don’t worry as there are certain solutions to your problem. Snoring is a common problem not only in a relationship but in certain environments such as camping, sleepovers, etc. Besides these, snoring can also have an underlining health issue that should be monitored by the doctor on time.
Read through the article to find some effective methods to put yourself to sleep when the snoring persists. They are cheap and easy to implement in your routine—
Give an anti-snoring device as a gift to someone who snores, it can be a discovery. Most of these devices, which in their simplest form loosely resemble an athlete’s mouth guard, help open your airway by bringing your lower jaw (mandible) and tongue forwards while you sleep. This movement (known as ‘protrusion’) increases the space behind your tongue, which helps you stop snoring.
2. Ear Plugs
The first thing that will cross your mind is to cover your ears. That is when you should put on a pair of earplugs. Earplugs are available in different materials like rubber, foam, moldable, and plastic.
To avoid any infections or soreness, regularly clean the earplugs. Since they are mostly soundproof, do not push them too deep. This way, you’ll be able to hear any alarms or wake up when any urgent issues arise.
3. White Noise
Blocking out the sound of snoring is easier said than done. White noise is like a static sound but more calming and soothing. There are people who activate the white noise machine during bedtime to regulate better sleep. Consider investing in the machine or if you are low on budget, there are apps available on your phone or computer. Download the application and play it throughout the night.
Another easy way to substitute the machine and app is by turning on the fan or turning on any gadget that produces white noise. White noise will distract you from the snoring sound and can immediately lull you to sleep.
4. Put on Wireless Headphones
If white noise does not work, consider putting on a pair of headphones and listening to music. Try listening to soft and calming songs with fewer vocals. This will block out the sound of snoring and help you get some sleep.
Headphones are better than earplugs because of their soundproof property. If you plan to wear headphones, choose a wireless mode to ensure proper sleep.
5. Sleep in a Different Room
Take this decision as the last resort if nothing works. You shouldn’t feel guilty or sorry for shifting into a different room. If you are desperate to get some sleep and sleeping in a different room will work, go for it. Explain the situation first thing in the morning to avoid any misunderstandings.
Snoring can be embarrassing when confronted about it, but sleeping with a person who snores can be the hardest thing to deal with during bedtime. Hopefully, these methods can help you sleep. Try these out and see what works best for you.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Mayo Clinic
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