Do you sleep near to someone who snores?
About 40% of adult men and 24% of adult women are habitual snorers - so there are high odds that you experience snoring in some way in your day-to-day life1. If this is the case, your sleep can be significantly impacted. In a study evaluating how one’s snoring impacts the sleep quality of their partner, researchers found that the elimination of snoring was associated with the partner’s improved sleep quality2.
It may be difficult for some to have a conversation with their partner, family member, or roommate about their habitual snoring. Here are some methods that you can easily use in your bedtime routine to combat the disruption of snoring:
- Going to bed first
This tip ensures that you are in a deep sleep far before the snoring begins, so you do not have to fall asleep to the sound, which can be a source of insomnia for many. Even when you feel like you can fall asleep, snoring still impacts sleep quality, as the sound keeps you slightly awake, and not getting the deepest sleep you can get3.
- Wear ear plugs
Ear plugs are a comfortable way to drown out the noise while still having the ability to hear necessary noises like alarms or a baby’s cry.
Along with ear plugs and an early bedtime, you can try methods that drown out the noise of snoring to make a more comfortable sleeping environment. These include:
- White noise makers
White noise is designed to both soothe you to sleep and remain consistent to drown out sudden changes in noise like snoring. A study done testing white noise concluded that white noise is a recommended method for masking environmental noises and improving sleep4. There are several highly rated (and free) white noise apps such as White Noise Lite and TMSOFT.
- Sound masking systems
These systems share the similar approach to playing white noise as they mask common indoor and outdoor noises for a better sleep. An example is Nightingale Smart Sleep System, which plugs into an outlet and runs on a scheduled timeframe.
- Suggest a snoring solution
Although the above suggestions work well for masking the sound of snoring, they do not combat the snoring itself. Getting down to the cause of the snoring and trying to prevent it will be the most beneficial way to fall asleep close to someone who snores. Offering to try a minimally invasive and comfortable snoring mouthpiece such as the Good Morning Snore Solution may save you and the snorer in your life many restless nights!
“A wonderful product and a true life saver. I bought this because my snoring was bothering my wife. However, I think it has also addressed a lurking apnea issue as I feel so much more rested the next morning after wearing the device. So I now wear it even on business trips when sleeping alone.” – Kevin, GMSS customer
Along with all the other benefits that come along with reducing snoring, ensuring a quiet and sound sleep environment for others is just another added plus to finding a snoring solution that works!