So i am in a hotel room with people that snore (loudly), my eyes are heavy, i am shattered but i have not had a wink of sleep at all; and i cannot even escape to another room to try and find some peace. I am guessing in the navy it is something people have to deal with, but how do they do it? Every snore makes my body tense in annoyance (involuntarily) and i get zero sleep. I was in love with a bloke once and after 2 years and 5 months ended it as i could never sleep in the same room it was so bad! It drives me to distraction and arghhhh, sends me crazy. My ex snored so loud as well and he was serving so i know his shipmates loved that. If you can catch the golden 15 mins when first getting into bed and falling asleep first u might be alright and sleep through, and ive never been told i snore even though obviously i dont know for sure; but help meeeee overcome this ridiculous niggle i have. It ruins my relationships and the nights are looong, probably best to deal with it now rather than when at basic or deployed as bound to be snorers arghhh


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How to Sleep when Someone Is Snoring

Roll the person onto his or her side
. People tend to snore less in this position. If possible, make it so that they're at the edge of the bed, facing away from you. (Most people "know" they're at the edge of the bed when they're sleeping and won't fall off.) Put some pillows snugly against their back so that they don't roll back onto their back. Some people even tape or sew a tennis ball or something similar to the back of their partner's shirt, so the person is uncomfortable sleeping on their back, and will go back onto their side without you having to wake up and push them.

Muffle the sound with earplugs. Custom shaped earplugs can be more comfortable than store bought. Many audiologists provide this service. If it's too late to buy a pair at the store, you can make temporary earplugs, but make sure that they're big enough to not get stuck inside your ear canal, and leave a tail so you can pull them out easily. Use a dense material that won't shred when you tug on it. Cotton is a bad idea because it can tear easily, and it doesn't muffle much noise anyway. The filters from cigarettes can make good impromptu ear plugs because they're made of a tight foam material. A small, tightly rolled piece of fabric will also work. If it's late and you're tight on options, cut up an old sock or t-shirt, and roll up little pieces.

Listen to music with headphones. If you're used to falling asleep to silence, this will be difficult at first, but if you listen to certain music only when it's time to sleep, your body will eventually adapt to the noise and even associate that music with sleepiness. Alternatively, you can get some inexpensive sleeping applications for iPhones or iPod touches, which are guided sleeping instructions, peaceful sounds or binaural beats. The headphones and earbuds can also double as earplugs, without music.

If there is a fan around, put it next to the bed and turn it on. Many people find that the noise made by a fan is effective in drowning out snoring. If the air movement from the fan bothers you, there are alternatives. If you don't have a fan, turning on a computer monitor can have the same effect. White noise or nature sounds can be downloaded and also help to muffle the noise. There are also non-computer based white noise machines available that can be programmed with different sounds. Sometimes a consistent tone (rain, wind blowing, static) are better than tones that vary in pitch/volume(breaking waves, storms).

Use a nonprescription antihistamine to help you sleep. Do this only as a last resort, as your body quickly develops a tolerance. Read the labels. The main ingredient you're looking for is diphenhydramine. Pain relievers or cold and flu products marketed as nighttime formulas often include analgesics (acetaminophen, ibuprofen), decongestants (like pseudoephedrine), cough suppressants (like dextromethorphan), and sometimes alcohol. Stay away from those unneeded ingredients if you can.Alternately, it may help for your partner to take allergy medicine, if nasal congestion is causing the snoring. Possibly visit an ear,nose and throat specialist and an allergist to determine if your sinuses, nose, throat, tonsils are the root cause of the the snoring.

Sleep in a separate room. Many partners of snorers find they sleep much better in a separate room. While some worry about a loss of intimacy from sleeping separately, many people find that they are able to be more intimate because they are less tired, and less grumpy from being kept up all night. If you choose to sleep separately set aside special time in the evening before going to your room, or in the morning before beginning your busy day.

Ask your partner to seek sleep therapy. Any partner who is disrupting the sleep of another should consider seeking some type of sleep therapy solution. A sleep study (pulmonologists usually prescribe this) can determine the extent of the snoring problem. The affected partner can compensate only so much.

Ask your partner to seek marital or couple counseling if they do not take action to remedy the problem. Any long term unresolved problem will create tension in the relationship. In the short-term, sleeping in another room may temporarily allow the non-snoring partner to get a good night's sleep.

Try thinking about the sound of snoring as the sound of the person you love breathing. Then think of the opposite........It may change your attitude.

Haha i googled them earlier but i very much appreciate the effort to help a sista out :D would i be allowed a prodding stick at raleigh to turn snoring ladies onto their sides if theyre on their backs?

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