WHEN YOUR PARTNER SNORES
Approximately 90 million Americans snore when they sleep and 41% of people said that their partner’s snoring has a big impact on their ability to get a solid slumber. Snorers and their bedmates can be woken up, or partially woken up, up to 21 times an hour at night. But there are solutions to help you get the night right night after night. Follow them and you and your partner can sleep more soundly more often.
LIMIT ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION OR ESTABLISH A CUT-OFF TIME
Consuming too much alcohol before sleep can result in snoring because it relaxes the throat muscles, causing them to vibrate as your partner breathes. Work with your partner to limit consumption or decide on the time at which he or she will stop drinking to avoid giving you a sleepless night. Limiting consumption will also help your partner sleep better because alcohol can diminish the quality of sleep, making it less refreshing.
BLOCK OUT THE HARSH SOUNDS
A box of disposable earplugs on your bedside table may work wonders. Pop a pair into your ears at bedtime and you might be surprised at how soundly you’ll sleep. Alternatively, use a white noise machine to drown out the sound of snoring.
NASAL STRIPS BEFORE BED
Sprays, nasal strips, and anti-snore pillows can help relieve any obstruction, like congestion, in your partner’s airways. Remind your partner to apply a Breathe Right nasal strip right before bed to reduce or even eliminate snoring and get a restful night’s sleep.
SIDE AND STOMACH SLEEPING
Sleeping on one side or the stomach can have a positive effect, limiting or eliminating snoring. By putting pillows around and under your partner, you can prevent him or her from turning onto their back, which is when snoring occurs most.
PREPARE YOUR NOSE AND SINUSES
If nasal congestion is a problem, apply a Breathe Right nasal strip right before bed. They'll open your nasal passages so you can breathe and sleep better.
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