How to stop snoring

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    Jul 11, 2011 12:16 PM GMT
    I met an email budd down in Key West last year for a fun weekend (stayed at the clothing-optional Island House) which was marred by me snoring. I was of course thoroughly embarassed, and it ruined our nights together. How was I to know I snore? I'm asleep when it happens! icon_rolleyes.gif

    A similar opportunity has arisen with another guy and I am determined not to repeat the same mistake. icon_exclaim.gif

    I usually sleep on my back. If you sleep on your stomach or side, will that help? icon_question.gif
  • Timbales

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    Jul 11, 2011 12:41 PM GMT
    those Breath Right strips can help
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    Jul 11, 2011 1:13 PM GMT
    I hear people say don't eat before going to bed or drink alcohol.....
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    Jul 11, 2011 1:42 PM GMT
    Sleeping on your side will help but that could be tough to maintain if your natural sleep pose is on your back.

    From personal experience, my ex-bf was a really loud snorter but he was also a deep sleeper so several times a night I was able to gently roll him on his side.

    Now that you know your 'snore status' you may want to disclose this ahead of any sleepovers and tell your dates It's OK to roll you. Heehee!

    Stomach sleeping is ill advised in any instance.
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    Jul 11, 2011 1:45 PM GMT
    CPAP

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    Jul 11, 2011 3:28 PM GMT
    Yeah sleeping on your side helps as well as having a low pillow so your neck is straight rather than bent. Try rhythmically breathing through your nose as well. I've started snoring and I'm sure that I've annoyed a few bed fellows (you can see it in their scowling faces in the morning!).
    At least I'm not like my brother which sleeps in a room above me and I can hear him through the carpeted floor.
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    Jul 11, 2011 6:15 PM GMT
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  • wild_sky360

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    Jul 11, 2011 7:12 PM GMT
    Elemental saidSleeping on your side will help but that could be tough to maintain if your natural sleep pose is on your back.

    From personal experience, my ex-bf was a really loud snorter but he was also a deep sleeper so several times a night I was able to gently roll him on his side.

    Now that you know your 'snore status' you may want to disclose this ahead of any sleepovers and tell your dates It's OK to roll you. Heehee!.



    This works. If we eat late, or especially if we have too much wine; I'll take a benadryl and ask my boy to just tell me to roll over on my side. I tell him he's doing me a favor actually. If you are snoring, you are likely not getting a good rest either.

    It doesn't have to wake anyone up if you are gentle and the thought is pre planted. You're speaking to the subconscious...I believe. I do something similar for him if he's having overly vivid dreams/ nightmares. I'll say everything is ok baby..I love you, and he'll quiet right down without waking.

    What didn't work...for long..was multiple surgeries. They helped, but like I said; in certain circumstances I can still anticipate it happening and just prepare for it. I haven't slept with anyone who doesn't snore on occasion or in certain circumstances.

    Nasal irrigation helps too...for much more than just snoring.
    Netti pot...or even better:
    http://www.amazon.com/Grossan-HP100-Hydro-Pulse-Irrigator/dp/B000K5YM5O/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1310411296&sr=1-1
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    Jul 11, 2011 7:30 PM GMT
    A lot of it has to do w the way your sinuses are made, weight and all that. I used to snore more than I do now but still do sometimes. The breath right strips work but have adhesive so hurt my nose after extended use.

    I've used a little device like this. Not very attractive I guess but not uncomfortable. It presses lightly on the inside of your nostrils and totally works. Have gotten them off eBay for a couple bucks and they last about 6 months.

    Free-Shipping-Mini-Portable-Size-Snore-G