Loud Snoring – How To Block It Out At Night

Believe or not, snoring is something that afflicts millions of people around the world. In most cases, people won’t even notice that they suffer from snoring until someone else tells them. That’s because snoring it’s something that does not only affect the snorer, but the one sleeping next to him or her, with the latter being the most affected in most cases. It’s a rather complicated scenario, with many causes, consequences, and solutions.

There’s something you should know before we dive into details about fixing and blocking snoring sounds. Most people are simple snorers, whereas others may suffer from something called sleep apnea, which is a sleep disorder known for causing snores but can’t be fixed with traditional methods, like the ones we will mention in this article.

The biggest difference between both is that sleep apnea can completely block the air as you sleep due to your throat relaxing and partially (or completely) blocking the air you inhale as you sleep. Another form of sleep apnea stops you from breathing unconsciously. This makes you wake up multiple times during the night, bringing a heavy amount of nasty side effects. Here’sa more detailed information on the subject.

On the other hand, snoring is just a vibration sound produced by your nose and throat as you sleep. Most people don’t wake up from snoring, and they don’t even notice it happening until someone else tells them. Of course, this condition can bring some simple problems, like sore-throat and lower quality of sleep, to more complicated problems like increased risks of heart disease, heart attacks, among many others.

Thing is: there are possible solutions when it comes to snores that can be applied by anyone, but treating sleep apnea is much more complicated and may require lifestyle changes as well as surgery to be treated successfully. It would be wise to visit a doctor if you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night, or having problems with sleeping because of sudden shortness of breath.

Here you can find other symptoms related to sleep apnea and snoring you should check to see the difference between both: https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/snoring-and-sleep.

How To Fix Snores – Lifestyle Changes.

Before we talk about blocking sound from snores, let’s try to fix snoring first. Most solutions to snore include lifestyle changes that may be hard to achieve at first but will bring tons of healthy results that will make it worth it. For example, most people suffering from it are either overweighed or don’t exercise enough. If you decide to lose weight, you’ll achieve a healthier body, and potentially reduce (or fix) your snoring problems.

Doing exercises without aiming to lose weight can be quite effective, too, because it’ll help you tighten your muscles and improve your lungs, indirectly affecting your throat and nose, making it less likely to produce sound as you breathe.

Another effective method that may be considered a lifestyle change but doesn’t require that much effort is changing your sleep position. For instance, sleeping on your back usually narrows your airways, making it much more likely to become blocked and produce vibration sounds as you sleep. Sleeping on your side is the most recommended method to fix snoring, but for some people, this may prove to be difficult. If you are not used to sleeping on your side, you can just stack a bunch of pillows on your back, or put something uncomfortable, so you unconsciously avoid moving while you sleep.

Before going to the last recommendations, I’d like you to visit this guide with 10 natural remedies to fix snores. Just in case you want to try more remedies, there you’ll have the information you need.

With that said, let’s jump on to the last lifestyle changes. If you are a regular smoker or drinker, quitting these two things will not only help you reduce snores, but will also make you healthier in the long-term run.

Of course, it’s easier said than done, so we have one last recommendation: try to have healthy sleeping schedules. A lot of people suffer from exhaustion because they don’t sleep the right way, nor the right amount of time. Sleeping at night for at least 8 hours is a must, and believe it or not, a lot of people don’t do this!

If the Solution Doesn’t Work…

There are always other alternatives. I used to live with someone who, no matter what, didn’t put effort into fixing their snoring problems. That’s when I decided to try other methods to be at ease with the whole situation, and I found them. The main idea was to block any annoying sound from my surroundings.

My personal favorite is using headphones and earbuds to listen to music as I sleep. In the beginning, I wasn’t so fond of the idea, but as time went by, I started finding things that have been helping me with sleeping, like ASMR videos, environmental sound effects like rain or wind, and music tracks composed with pianos that are really relaxing. This is my favorite method, but there are others, like the ones mentioned in this article: https://soundproofpros.com/how-to-block-out-snoring-noise/.

One option I like a lot is the white noise fan. I usually sleep with a fan by my side and the noise that comes out of it is really soothing, for some reason. As it helps to cloak the sound of snores, it’ll help you sleep in better conditions.

Earplugs are another good choice. They literally block the sound in the most direct way, by obstructing your ears while you sleep. They are also comfortable, and you shouldn’t worry about the many weird situations that may come to your mind when you think about wearing earplugs while you sleep. They are pretty safe and will do the trick in most cases.

There are many other options as well, like meditation or noise-canceling headphones. Of course, it depends heavily on what you are looking for. If you want more possible solutions, you can visit this website.

Of course, if you get to convince your special other to try some lifestyle changes to improve their situation, you’ll benefit both of you. And that is always a great thing.

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