What Can I Do To Stop Snoring?

We all have things that we don’t like about ourselves, but some are more obvious than others. Snoring is something that we don’t like to talk about and clearly we don’t like to hear, but we have to deal with it. As a snoring person, I know how frustrating it is to have the same discussion with your partner, not to mention that sometimes you wake up because you snore too loud (yes, that happened to me more than once). Are there anys way to stop snoring? Yes, quite a few actually!

Change your Sleeping Position

Yes, something so simple can actually make a difference. Most of the people snore when they sleep on their back, so you can ask your partner to move you to the side when you start snoring. There are people who glue tennis balls to the back of their pyjamas to prevent themselves from sleeping on the back, but this might be too extreme for you. Or is it?

Lose Some Weight

Alright, I know you don’t want to hear this but many people snore because they have a little bit of extra weight. If you think that the number on the scale is too high for you, you might consider going on a diet for a few weeks. You will feel better and you will have more energy. Losing some weight can make a big difference. This is why the NHS suggest this as their number one tip on how to stop snoring!

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Try an Anti-Snoring Device

There are plenty of these in the pharmacy and although not all of them work, you might find one that is perfect for you. These devices might seem uncomfortable at first because they cover your jaw, but they are actually opening your airways so you can breathe better.

Breathe Right Nasal Strips are a non-prescription, drug-free product designed to open blocked nasal passages. Original Breathe Right Nasal Congestion Relief Nose Strips are available in three sizes. You can but a mixed pack of 1o or 30 small and medium sized strips. Similarly, large strips are supplied in 1o or 30 packs. Breathe Right strips are easy to apply and take off and they won’t come away from your nose whilst you sleep.

Clean Your Nose!

You might have a stuffed nose even if you don’t have a cold, so it is a good idea to clean your nose before going to bed. You can do this the classic way by using a paper towel, or you can use water. If you really have a cold and a stuffed nose is difficult to handle, you can buy a special device that will clean your nose in no time. For starters though a simple sinus flush may be all you need to do. A saltwater sinus flush is a simple and reliable remedy for nasal congestion.  Just about anyone can do this at home as a quick way of relieving nasal irritation.

Use Aromatherapy Oils

Certain essential oils, like Lavender Oil, can clean your airways before and during sleep. Use a diffuser to fill your room with Lavender smell before bed, or put a few dry lavender flowers in your pillow case. If you are lucky, you will get rid of snoring forever.

Lavender Aromatic Gel can be massaged into the temples and works in aiding sleep as well as helping to relieve stress, aches and pains. Sleepy lavender massage oil is also great, especially if you have a willing partner!

If Nothing Works and You Can’t Stop Snoring ….

… and your partner still cannot sleep due to your snoring, you might want to buy some earplugs, so that they can at least sleep through your din! Why not let them find the best earplugs for sleeping in by investing in a Women’s Earplugs sample bag or a Men’s Earplugs sample bag. Using earplugs at night is easy, especially if you follow our 7 tips for sleeping in earplugs.

Men's Earplugs Sample Pack

Earplug Sample Packs From Zoom Health

The Zoom Health earplug sample packs are an excellent way to try out a variety of different earplugs to find the ideal fit and style for your needs. The male and female packs each contain 15 pairs of assorted earplugs from top brands like 3M, Mack’s, Moldex, and more.

The Women’s Earplugs Sample Pack is tailored specifically for the needs of women. It contains smaller sized foam earplugs as well as slim fit options that can better accommodate smaller ear canals that many women have compared to men. Brands like Mack’s Dreamgirl earplugs and Moldex Contours Small are included for this purpose. However, the pack also has regular sized earplugs from popular lines in case those work better for fit and comfort. A variety of foam firmness levels are provided from extra soft to standard foam densities. The silicone Hush Plugz and Noise-X wax earplugs round out the 15 pair assortment.

Similarly, the Men’s Earplugs Sample Pack gives men the chance to try different sizes, shapes, and materials to zero in on their preferred earplugs. While it includes some smaller sized options like the Moldex Contours Small, it leans more towards larger sized foam earplugs that may better fill the longer ear canals that men tend to have. Brands like 3M, Howard Leight, and Bilsom offer effective noise blocking levels up to 33 dB for situations where maximum sound reduction is needed. The pack also provides different foam densities from low pressure options to firmer varieties.

These sample packs make it easy to experiment with earplugs at a low cost rather than purchasing multiple full-size packages. It can be difficult to judge proper fit and comfort from photos and descriptions alone when everyone’s ear sizes and shapes vary. With 15 different sample pairs to try, you can get a much better feel for what works for you personally in terms of fit, noise reduction, and all-night wearability before investing in full packages of your favorites.

The included instructions help ensure you are inserting the sample earplugs properly to get an accurate sense of their true noise blocking capability and comfort over extended wear. Whether you are looking for the best sleep earplugs to block out snoring or noisy neighbors, earplugs for travel, music/concert usage, or hearing protection at work, these sample packs allow you to find your ideal match. The sample approach takes the guesswork out of earplug shopping by letting you discover first-hand what works best for you.

Photo “Snoring” by Anthony Cunningham for Zoom Health

Zoom Health is a leading UK supplier of Home Health Tests and Earplugs

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