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Sleeping with a Snoring Partner: 3 Tips That Will Help Get More Sleep

    Man snoring while his wife is covering ears with the pillow

    There’s nothing more irritating than being unable to fall asleep. There are many reasons why one might not be able to get some proper and healthy shut-eye, but having a snoring partner is one of the most difficult to navigate.

    You likely love your partner very much, which can make finding a solution to this problem difficult. It’s not like you can just switch to a different bed!

    While it can be hard to be with a snoring partner, there are some steps you can take to make the situation a little bit better. Read on, and we’ll walk you through a few ways you can regain those precious ZzZz’s. 

    1. Go To Bed Before Your Partner

    Often, snoring is a sound that can be hard to fall asleep around. It’s loud, disruptive, and many a sleep study hasn’t been able to pinpoint a way to stop it. Introducing a few workaround options may be the best way to approach the issue at hand.

    For example, if you can fall asleep before your partner heads to bed, their snoring might not be an issue for you. If you can attain a deep enough level of rest before they get to snoring, this sound might not wake you up.

    If you’re a very light sleeper this might not be a good solution. However, if you can sleep soundly once you’re out, changing your sleep schedule around just a hair might have a very big advantage.

    2. Invest In Sound-Masking Tools

    If the sound of snoring drives you crazy no matter what state you’re in, what are your other options? Muting or drowning out the sound seems to help many struggling couples.

    It’s easy to purchase a white noise machine from an online retailer and have it set up in your bedroom. These machines provide a consistent fuzzy noise at a loud volume. It can give your brain something consistent to latch onto instead of the coming and going of your lover’s snores.

    There’s also, of course, earplugs. Putting in earplugs at night can help to mute the sound of snoring or reduce it to a duller volume. One should have a much easier time falling asleep with earplugs in.

    3. Ask Your Loved One To Change Positions

    Snoring most often happens when the person in question lays on their back. If you can convince your loved one to sleep on their side instead, you might be able to get the snoring to cease altogether.

    Your loved one still might roll over to their back while unconscious, however. It may sound crazy, but in a worst-case scenario, you might be able to sew a tennis ball to the back of their pajamas so that they don’t roll over during their sleep.

    What to Do About a Snoring Partner

    It can be quite frustrating to have to deal with a snoring partner night after night. The above tricks might be able to offer a few solutions? 

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