Can you cure snoring? Is that even possible? For the thousands upon of thousands of people who have to put with other peoples snoring on a nightly basis, it would seem the answer is actually no. Well, not easily anyway.
I do snore. Loudly apparently and a lot. I do not deny it and I have on occasions woken myself up due to snoring. It’s all fun and laughs until I have to share a room or a bed with someone else. You see, at home, there is just myself and Olivia and usually, she is fast asleep before I am so doesn’t often complain about my snoring. But my sister does.
If you follow my social media channels, you will notice I spend a lot of my time away from home with my youngest sister. If I am away for a night or a few days, chances are she is with me. This is where my snoring becomes an issue. She can’t sleep because of me and I get a restless nights sleep because I am conscious I am snoring and keep waking myself up. I’m not going to lie, there have been many a night where I have genuinely feared for my safety due to keeping her awake.
Recently we stayed at The Pullman in Liverpool and I was panicking big time.
Do any of the over the counter remedies work? Or is the only thing they are good for is separating you from your money? After reading a few articles on how to cure snoring, I decided on an anti snore pillow and some Olbas Oil. Sprays, foams, strips and the like, didn’t seem to fare well in any of the reviews I read at all. Only I couldn’t get a pillow on such short notice so I was armed only with my Olbas Oil -I seriously use it for everything and the mercy of my sister. Would I be OK?
Was That Enough To Cure My Snoring?
It seems not and neither of us got much sleep at all. I now have until May when we stay over in Manchester to see Michael Buble, to sort it out. But what exactly can I do to help with snoring? It seems the below options are my best choices.
- No alcohol (it makes no difference to me as I only drink once a week and I will be drinking in Manchester)
- Lose Weight – a good motivator to save my life if ever I needed one
- Change my lifestyle – more exercise and fresh air
- Olbas Oil to clear airways – not helpful for heavy snorers
- Avoid smokers (I don’t smoke)
- Not eating too late of an evening.
There is no easy way around it, to cure or even ease my snoring I need to implement some changes now ready for May. It is doable but is that all I can do? I asked some fellow bloggers how they deal with snoring whether from their partners or from themselves. Because the best people to get advice from are those who have or are living with it don’t you think!
Bloggers Top Tips to Cure Snoring.
Avoiding alcohol makes all the difference in my house! My husband also lost a lot of weight and that drastically reduced his snoring, in fact, he now complains about my snoring! Me Them and the Others
Sleeping on your side really helps. To make sure the snorer doesn’t move onto their back get them to sleep with a pillow between their knees. This seems to work as it makes it more difficult to turn & it’s actually a more natural position. 92three30
Total nightmare! For me, the only thing that’s worked is poking and pushing him until he rolls over and gets in a new position. Sometimes have to do it 10 times! The Mummy Bubble
I wish something worked for my OH. Rolling him over onto his side helps but..I’d love a decent sleep! Autism Mumma
My husband went to the Doctor, as snoring can be a sign of other health problems. He had a deviated septum operated on and while he occasionally snores (if he drinks) it’s about 90% quieter and has made night-times SO much more bearable for me as a poor sleeper! Katy Kicker
I live with a huge snorer. He’s worse when tired, when drinking alcohol and when on his back. The solution, cheap and simple and will save your sanity Earplugs! Just make sure if you have long hair, you check you haven’t lost one and put your hair up on the school run! Spinnin Plates
This is a bit of a long term solution but, my partner lost a lot of weight and the snoring stopped! We tried the nose strips etc but it was the actual losing weight which worked! Northumberland Family Diaries
My husband would suffer from sinus problems and using a steroid nasal spray seemed to help. New Mum Fun
My husband was a terrible snorer and was eventually diagnosed with sleep apnea. He now sleeps with a CPAP mask and rarely snores any more. Little Hearts Big Love
I wear earplugs when he snores. Which is a bit annoying. But, it has the advantage that if one of the kids wakes up, I don’t hear them and he has to deal with it! Donna Dundas
So – if you match your breathing to your partners – ie. make loud snore noises in time to theirs then very slowly reduce your fake snores to quieter breathing they will too! Yep sounds incredible but it really works Bukit
The one thing that helped me was to go to bed earlier than my husband. Once I’m asleep I can’t hear a thing. Uplifting and Inspiring Content
Do you have any top tips to cure snoring? Have you found any over the counter remedies that are likely to work or should I bite the bullet and have a separate room in Manchester?