(Closed) HELP!! I snore and I don’t want to get seperate beds…..

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
14498 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Have you thought about visiting a sleep clinic, a good friend works at one and they are able to diagnose the cause and help find what will get rid or lesser the snoring.

Post # 4
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

What about changing pillows or those breathright strips?


ETA – Also… my Fiance is the snorer – I might snore, but he hasn’t said anything if I do. There was some adjustment when we first started having sleepovers, but I did get used to it. And on the rare nights where it keeps me from falling asleep, I’ve found that if I gently nudge him, he shifts position and stops snoring without waking up. I felt really bad the first time I did that (I was pretty desparate to sleep), but we talked it over the next morning and he said he didn’t care, told me to do that if I needed. Not sure if that helps.

Post # 5
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

It may be because you’re overweight 🙁 I am too, and I snore, so I know how much it sucks. I usually snore more when I’m sniffly, so I may take benadryl or something (plus I sleep like a baby) but those breate right nasal strips are AWESOME! I highly recommend them. It’s like a night and day difference how much more you can just breate when you put one on!

The only downside is that they feel weird so in the middle of the night I’ve had to stop myself from ripping them off. But once you get used to them, you sleep so much better, and quietly!

Post # 6
2320 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would see a doctor as snoring can be a sign that other things are wrong from sleep apenia to bad diet, etc.

Personally, Darling Husband and I both snore and we’ve both found that the thinner we are, the less we snore. Especially with him, even 10 pounds can make a difference!

Post # 7
3801 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Try the sleep clinic, although I do know weight sometimes has a lot to do with it. Did you ever try those nose strips?

Post # 8
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am on the other side of that. My Fiance is a house shaking snorer. I solve it with a the best ear plugs money can buy and 2 tylenol PMan hour before bed. It does the trick.

Post # 9
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My fiance snores and we’ve found that keeping a humidifier in the room at night helps because the dry temperature can make throat irritation worse. Also try to sleep on your side and use some pillows to prop your head up. Flat on your back can make snoring worse. And yes, losing weight will help as well. Good luck!

Post # 11
2693 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I would say it’s almost certainly partially a result of being overweight.  My very overweight uncle has sleep apnea and snores like a damn freight train…you can hear him throughout the house when he’s staying with relatives.  He recently lost 100 pounds on weight watchers and it helped him tremendously.  My mom is also slightly overweight and when her weight is up she snores a lot (my dad has to go upstairs and sleep in the guest room).  When she drops weight it stops immediately.  My Fiance snores when he’s drunk, though he’s not overweight, I’ve found that when he sleeps with his head propped up he will snore every single time.  So, I’m not sure if the propping up of the head is the way to go, but that’s in my experience.  Although snoring is really all about the tounge, not really the nose/nasal passages so I’ve heard that mouthguards that keep your tounge in place can help it.  But like others said, weight loss will definitely help it as well!

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