While not sleeping because of no apparent reason is already pretty frustrating, it’s even worse when it’s caused by something you can’t control: noise. You can ask your neighbours to lower the volume of their music, but it’s a lot harder to ask your partner to stop snoring.
The first thing you might be inclined to do is just giving an elbow in the sides but you can imagine this is not the most effective tactic. However, there are some methods to tackle this problem. Here they are.
1. Don’t focus on the sound of the snoring
This is probably the most important thing to do. Getting annoyed by the sound is the worst thing you can do, so try to focus on other things if you want to sleep.
2. Wear earplugs
Okay, this is one you could’ve come up with yourself, but we just wanna make sure you’re thinking about everything.
3. Listen to music or white noise
If music distracts you from sleeping as well, white noise could be an option. White noise the kind of sound that a static TV makes. It’s easy to ignore and blocks out most of the other sounds. If you don’t have a TV near your bed, you can put on a fan. It’s also fairly easy to play it on your phone or sound system, just look for ‘white noise’ on YouTube.
4. Change the position of your partner
Lying on your back makes you snore, so making your partner sleep on their sides can help stop it. What also helps: lifting the head. So get an extra pillow for him or her.
5. Ask him or her to go to a doctor
There can be a medical solution to the problem, so it’s always a good idea to go to a doctor with this. Stopping with smoking, nose spray or medication for other conditions are possible solutions.
Do you have other tips for trying to sleep? Let us know! We’re always happy with your input.