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Post by mrsbat » Sat May 17, 2014 9:29 pm

Hi there all, have started our fantastic journey around australia, and I am loving it so far, I have one problem, my darling hubby"s snoring, He snores at home as well but it doesnt worry me in our bedroom, but I think it is just bouncing off the walls in the van. I have tried 2 pillows, tapping on the shoulder through the night, holding his nose, but nothing seems to work, I love him dearly but the snoring is getting to me, once I get to sleep it is fine, but until then I toss and turn. Any help would be appreciated. Loving this lifestyle, meeting so many beautiful people. :razz:

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Post by hank » Sun May 18, 2014 7:24 am

We have single beds in our van which has a wardrobe between the beds and our heads are in a sort of alcove which my wife believes is quieting down my snoring. When I have been drinking she has to wear earplugs. I wont say this has solved all the problems but it helps.

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Post by Mally » Sun May 18, 2014 8:51 am

Hi, I advise you very strongly for him to get help. Snoring is serious and in the long term can affect your health ie (strokes, heart attacks etc) he may need a CPAP or similar device and that will solve all your problems. The other alternate kick him out into annex but that might disturb the wild life :-x
But please urge him to do something. I am speaking from 15 years of experience.

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Post by 2weis » Sun May 18, 2014 9:27 am

agree with MALLY
it only took a triple by pass and weight loss of 15% to cure my snoring
ther is usually an underlying medical cause not as usually blamed" the type of beer or his dad snored so it runs in the family"
get it checked out then you can both get a good sleep

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Post by Tiger » Sun May 18, 2014 2:24 pm

Agree with above BUT the best is get a NEW hubby :twisted:
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Post by Old Techo » Sun May 18, 2014 2:32 pm

I built a pink noise generator. It makes a constant shhhhhh sound, like a waterfall. I have 2 speakers at the bed-head with individual volume adjustments. I made it to help kill external noises, like traffic or people but it would also dampen snoring sounds.

Pink noise is is a steady sound that covers the full audio spectrum. By having a constant noise source near your ears they are desensitised to other sounds.
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Post by Ancient Mariner » Sun May 18, 2014 4:38 pm

Please no laughing you lot.
A friend told me to put some paper tape over my mouth as I too was a snorer and amazingly it works. I have been using it now for several years. Been tested for sleep apnia ,that was not the problem. With drinking in moderation hopefully it will work for your husband. Buy it from a chemist, it is 3M Nexcare paper tape.
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Post by dieseltojo » Sun May 18, 2014 4:51 pm

I wouldn't put too much faith in "getting help".
A friend had a bad snoring problem and doc said he suffered from sleep apnea.To the Monash sleep clinic and all tests, yes an operation to remove soft tissue etc in the throat and all necessary procedures.

What a load of bull, It cost a fair amount , there was a fair bit of pain, time off work and a healing process.

And ahh yes; the result.... he snores as bad as ever. All done by the best in Vic and specialists in their field.

"Getting help" it seems has some problems....... :)
I can however see the benefit of a nice set of ear plugs for the wife...... :)
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Post by Jay&dee » Sun May 18, 2014 5:35 pm

Some good tips for you, but I am sure if you were to be " holding a different body part to his nose" this would relax and excite him so as to increase his breathing to a more soft and peaceful mood. He may not awake from sleep, but he would probably think he is in heaven.

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Post by beejay » Sun May 18, 2014 5:41 pm

I have to agree with Dieseltojo,.My wife was tested for sleep apnea, negative, had an operation and had tissue removed from mouth/throat, negative, had adlustable mouth guard made by dentist , minor improvement. The latest and most successful is a product called snore mender (, since using this product the only time she sort of snores is if she has had a long and stressful day at work. Not saying it will work for everyone but it is a cheap alternitive to the other options we have tried and the most successful.

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