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    Default Snoring

    Does anyone have any tips for managing dh's snoring? Currently dh has a cold so its even worse than normal meaning im having to sleep in a different room or i wont be sleeping at all. This is not a feasible long-term option. I want to sleep in my own bed with my husband!

    Even when dh doesnt have a cold, i absolutely have to ensure im asleep before he comes to bed otherwise i wont be sleeping at all. This is problematic if im up late with ds, or when ds wakes at night & its my turn to get up to him.

    Wearing ear plugs is not an option as i need to be able to hear my son if/when he wakes in the night

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    Has he tried those band aid type things that keep the nasal passages open overnight?

    Is he overweight?

    Groupon have a snore stopper bracelet on offer at the moment. Apparently it delivers a pulse when snoring is detected which stimulates a nerve to reduce snoring without disturbing sleep. Not sure if it works but it's only $16 at the moment instead of $100! Might be worth a try....

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    Does he drink? If so this will likely make it worse. Overweight? Losing weight will help.
    Send him to the dr to get assessed for sleep apnea. Might mean a cpap machine but will be much better for his health anyway.

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    My DH has awful snoring. Seriously. ... it could keep the neighbours up too.
    He's had a sleep study. .which I would suggest for your DH....
    But he user this mouthguard thing you buy from chemist. It's called RIPsnore. You get 2 in a box for about $70. You can check online where they stocked nearby to you.
    He's tried everything but this is the only thing that actually does work.

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    Has he done a sleep study to figure out the cause?
    Is he over weight? Does he drink alcohol before bed? Sleep on his back?

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    My DH is the same and we had the sleep study done and he was diagnosed with sleep apnea. He now uses a cpap machine which is a life saver for everyone.. it's an awful thing, the whole process for being diagnosed and treated is draining and expensive and your DH will need to be wired up to sleep for the test which is uncomfortable and the eventual treatment (cpap in our case) is not attractive or pleasant to wear; but... He no longer stops breathing 12 times a minute (as was established in his test) and the health benefits are proven. Snoring can be deadly.
    It's hard, but so worth it.
    Just wanted to add, we were told by our specialist to not ever ever ever waste a cent on the products available at the chemist etc (not referring the Rip Snore a PP just mentioned, never heard of that and it wasn't mentioned to us) but the rings, sprays, strips and magic potions don't work (we've tried them ALL ), he even had a mouth guard at one point.. for DH and most people diagnosed with sleep apnea you'll be recommended a cpap machine. I've recently read about a little ring device that is touted as being a cpap machine replacement, instead of the mask and tube blowing the air into the nostrils the little ring has holes or something that does the same thing. Would be great compared to the horrible and unsightly cpap!

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    I get my partner to sleep on his side and it stops if he sleeps on his back it sounds like a war zone

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    Not overweight & doesnt drink more than the occasional beer on a weekend etc.

    Hes never had a sleep study done, im going to encourage him to get one.

    I will check out the wristbands & mouthguard suggestions!


 

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