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any tips  or products for stopping snoring

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
anybody got any tips or products for helping me stop snoring...

i am a v slightly overweight man - and seem to snore very loudly, ......much to the annoyance of my partner.

i recently spent over #25 on no snoring products all without much success - these included strips and sprays

has anybody got anything they can recommend or indeed any suggestions for helping me stop

many thanks
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  • Jimbob

    If your snoring is keeping everyone awake you need to see a doctor.  If you stop breathing, even for a second or two in between snores, you need to see a doctor straight away.

    The age old cure for snoring is to stitch something like a tennis ball into the back of a pair of PJ trousers to stop you lying on your back assuming that's when the snoring is at its worse.  

    I have much experience of SEVERE snoring as when I lived at home, my dad snored so loudly none of us could sleep and my mum had severe sleep deprivation as a result (this was years ago mind) but eventually he had to have a breathing machine when he slept because he wasn't breathing in between the snores.  His snoring was bad because he was overweight and his nose is genetically faulty - the whole family has constant nasal problems, including me.  

    If its that bad, see a doctor and they can send you for investigations.  My dad tried every type of remedy before he saw the Docs, none of them worked.

    Good luck
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    thanks for that

    i have heard that before but ...um ... my fairly new partner may be even less impressed with that than with the snoring!!

    just checked and apparantly i do sometimes stop breathing - what does it mean?

    thanks
  • Ummmmmm let me try and describe what I mean. If you ask your partner if you actually stop breathing at the height of the snore so as you breath in you are snoring, then you stop breathing for a second or two, then you breath out.

    If you actually STOP breathing that can be dangerous as it reduces the oxygen to your brain and naturally if you were to stop breathing for a few seconds everytime you breath in when you are awake, you wouldn't feel great would you? Also, it means you don't sleep so well yourself so you are tired a lot. I must stress though it has to be that you stop breathing very regularly for it to be a problem because we all stop breathing when we snore at some point, but only now and again. My dad was so bad with it he stopped breathing in between every single snore - not good hence he has to have a machine that blowes air up his nose when he is asleep now. It stops the snoring but the machine makes a right noise!

    Are you sure its not just that your new partner isn't used to it? My hubby snores but I don't notice it anymore. If you are worried, see the doctor to see if he/she can or needs to intervene.
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    thanks again

    you might be right about the no breathing thing though i will get it checked out... but i know the snoring is loud and want to try and do something about it

    the sprays seemed to work the first few times then stop, and the stick on things seem to ... well how do i say, make me even more unattractive than normal.

    if anybody has any complementary medicine ideas or other suggestions i would be grateful

    thanks
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  • Thanks Ted, Hubby has severe sleep apnea and we are always on the look out for new products. He currently uses a C -Pap machine but is not any good if he has a cold or similar. Will need to give this a go.
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    Thanks Ted, am tired enough without the snoring of my other half! ::) Will try the pillow.
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  • My partner snores so loud he wakes himself up!!!
    Dont know if theres any relation butits much better if he cuts out caffine altogether, also we bought menthal pillows and they made an improvement too!
    Good luck :)
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    jimbob
    the sleep apnoea episodes are only a problem if they start affecting your everyday life ie. you are extremely tired/fall asleep at inappropriate times during the day. The snoring is a problem if it is waking you up or having an effect on your family/personal life.

    Waiting lists for a sleep assessment involving an overnight stay in Hosp are generally 12-18 months, so if you think you need this then see your GP and ask for a referral ASAP
    In the meantime try to lose some weight as this is a magor cause of snoring, don't have more than 2 pillows, have bedroom well ventilated, don't have excess caffeine or alcohol before going to bed.

    CPAP machines are used to correct sleep apnoea, if snoring is the problem without any sleep apnoea then other options are available, usually involving a minor operation to either the soft palate or the nose depending on the cause.
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  • shaz1000shaz1000 Forumite
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    I have sleep aponea and use a CPAP machine which is very good, but it can take ages to find a mask that is comfortable. Mine is still not great even now. Even mild sleep aponea is very bad for the heart and increases blood pressure. If left untreated it can lead to heart attack.
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