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Are You Sick of Hearing Your Spouse Snore?

Are You Sick of Hearing Your Spouse Snore?
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It can be incredibly annoying to try and deal with someone snoring next to you, and it can be quite hard to sleep at night when your spouse is a powerful snorer. While they may not think that they have a problem, the truth is that snoring is a serious problem that needs to be dealt with. Not only is it a health problem for them, but it’s probably making it pretty hard for you to sleep at night. If you’re sick of hearing your spouse snore all night, here are some things that you can do:

  1. Make alterations to their sleepwear – If your spouse sleeps in  T-shirt at night, you may want to consider sewing tennis balls into the back of their shirt. This will help them to roll over onto their side, which will help to eliminate the snoring problem altogether. Of course, you’ll want to let them know that you’re making these alterations, as you don’t want them to jump into bed and hurt themselves when they land on the balls placed strategically on their back. However, this simple addition to their shirt can help to correct their sleep posture, which can eliminate snoring.
  2. Use ear plugs – If you can sleep with something in your ear, you may find that using ear plugs will help you to get a good night’s sleep once again. The waxy ear plugs will fit nicely in your ear, and they will block out all of the sound around you. They can be annoying to get used to wearing at first, but you may just find that it will be easier to sleep with your ears blocked than it would be trying to keep on sleeping through the heavy snoring of your spouse.
  3. Take your spouse to sleep therapy – If snoring is a problem that they’ve had for years, you may find that their health as actually suffering a bit thanks to the fact that snoring stops you from sleeping well at night. If you want to help your spouse deal with their snoring issues, you can take them to sleep therapy. It will not only help them to sleep better at night by curing them of their snoring, but it can actually help you to sleep better too – thanks to the fact that you’ll no longer have to listen to them snoring all night long.
  4. Listen to music – Not many people can sleep with earbuds in their ears, but you may find that it will be a very effective solution for helping you to get to sleep while your spouse is sawing logs a foot away from you. You can put on relaxing music on your iPod or MP3 player, and your ear buds will help to block out all of the noise around you. It will make it a bit easier for you to sleep, but it will usually only work if you sleep on your back or stay in the same position most of the night.
  5. Turn on white noise or sleep music – One great way to drown out the noise of your spouse’s snoring is by turning on white noise. This noise is background noise that won’t interrupt your sleep, but it will ensure that the sounds of your spouse’s snoring aren’t an issue. You can also try using sleep music, as that will help you to get to sleep without hearing the sound of your spouse snoring. Of course, this will only work for the duration of the album or playlist, but it will ensure that you can get to sleep initially.
  6. Sleep apart – If your spouse refuses to believe that they have a snoring problem, you may want to consider sleeping in a separate room. You will be able to sleep peacefully without having to worry about them snoring, and you’ll finally be able to get that good night’s sleep you’ve been so desperate to get. Your spouse will realize that they do have a problem that is causing you trouble. This may be a bit of a large gesture, but that’s what some spouses need to realize that there’s a problem.
  7. Turn on a fan – One great way to drown out the sound of snoring is hearing the gentle hum of a fan, and you will always be able to sleep a lot more easily if you have a fan turned on in the background. Of course, this may be a bit more of a challenge during the winter, as it will be too cold to have a breeze rolling through your room. However, during the summer time and the warmer months of the year, turning on a fan can be an excellent way to drown out the noise of your spouse’s snores without having to turn on music.
  8. Try and improve their sleep – You can do a lot of things to help your husband or wife sleep better and stop snoring, so you should consider doing some of those things. You can add another pillow under their head to reduce the pressure of their neck muscles on their windpipe, or you can get them a special pillow to help sleep apnea sufferers. You can poke them and push them onto their side every time they’re snoring, or you can give them a reminder to wear their mouthguard. Do what you can to help your spouse sleep better at night, and you can deal with your problem by helping them deal with theirs.

Sleeping next to a snoring man or woman can be quite problematic, as it will often lead to poor sleep habits for the both of you. It’s important that you help your spouse to sleep better at night, and you need to improve your sleep as well. By doing the above things, you can ensure that you will both get a better night’s sleep. It may take time, but your spouse will be able to get over their snoring problem if you help.

Healthier Comments
2 Responses to “Are You Sick of Hearing Your Spouse Snore?”
  1. Laura says:

    The best thing I do is fall asleep before my husband so I don;t have to hear him snore! His snoring is not that bad where it will wake me up so I’m good to go :)

  2. Dr. Eisenberg says:

    Snoring could be an indicator of more serious health issues like tonsils issues or sleep apnea. You should check with your doctor if it is consistent and affecting your quality of sleep and your spouse’s sleep.

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