Submitted: Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 08:39
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I have been told that I snore-apparently. I have never heard myself snore, heard a few strange noises, but I know my wife snores because I have heard her. Every now then when I get up in the morning I have a new bruise on me, but I have no idea how I got it!

Anyway, what have people done to help prevent snoring that has worked. Yes my wife has plugged her ears with ear plugs, but is there something out there that works to prevent the rucus.

Remember the grim reaper ads, I have woken up to see that person staring at me from time to time. I'm starting to get worried!

Ouch, found another bruise.


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Reply By: Member - Royce - Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 09:07

Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 09:07
Wow!... I haven't been back to the forum for ages because, there is just boring 4x4 tech stuff and not much friendly chit chat. This sort of thing used be knocked on the head immediately.

My wife snores, but never hears it, even when it sounds like a bugle! Looking for solutions myself that don't involve a pillow firmly placed. I think that might be illegal anyway!
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 15:13

Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 15:13
Royce it's a pretty relevant topic really considering many spend a lot of time travelling and in the close confines of tents and vans. I've been kept awake by a snorer in a caravan two sites away from me. If his missus hadn't done him in I was prepared to do it myself at about 3.30 a.m.!!

I've heaed of a tennis ball being sewed into the back of a PJ top. It encourages you to sleep on your side thus opening your airways and reducing the snoring you'd get if you slept on your back.

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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 09:45

Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 09:45
If the snoring is particularly bad I suggest either one or both of you should get yourself assessed for sleep apnoea. Go see your doctor for further advice.
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 14:57

Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 14:57
Yeap agree, wife use to snore and I would always wake her up..... she went to the doctor for her routine check up and made mention to the doctor about me waking her up from snoring and disrupting her sleep making her felt tired in the morning...... doctor sent her for a sleep test and bingo 15-20 episodes a night.

Placed her on a CPAP machine and not only does she feel better, I'm feeling better without her snoring.

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Reply By: Member - DW Lennox Head(NSW) - Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 09:54

Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 09:54
Hi Greg

Like you I never heard myself snore! However, I did wake up a few times and wondered why.

For the last 2 years I have been using a mouth guard type 'thing' which is very successful as she says she does not hear me any more. The exception is when I may have had quite a few brown bubbly drinks or red grape juice.

Here is the web site to look at

I highly recommend it and I do not wake up with a dry throat now.

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Follow Up By: Member - Greg H (NT) - Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 10:15

Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 10:15
I wonder what it means when you have to wear a mouth guard to bed!!

Yep I tried the mouth guard, different company, and found that it took about an hour to eat breakfast because of a sore jaw, but the wife slept well. It could be a case of getting use to it or different mouth guard. Did you have any problems?

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Follow Up By: kaid - Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 13:07

Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 13:07
If you go to ebay you can buy these mouth guards for about $3 from China. They worked for me
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Reply By: Member - DW Lennox Head(NSW) - Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 10:22

Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 10:22

I did take me a little while to get used to it but I persevered and now it is no problem.

I know what you mean about the sore jaw and hard to eat in the morning but that soon passes.

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Reply By: Skulldug - Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 11:07

Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 11:07

Work on the relationship. Make her a lovely cup of tea each night before bed and pop a couple of Stillnox in.

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Follow Up By: Member - Greg H (NT) - Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 13:19

Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 13:19

28 years today I want a few more. I can tell that does not work, but i'll give the Stillnox a go for myself!


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Reply By: The Bantam - Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 10:08

Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 10:08
Snoring is far from a simple matter.
Some people hear themselves, most don't.

Some it is no more than a minor annoyance, others it is life threatening.

I snore a little, I know, I hear myself, If I am careful how I lie in bed, it does not happen.

The handbrake on the other hand has a real problem.....even if she is rattling the windows, ( serioulsy in worst form I hear the springs in the matress ratling) she does not hear herself most of the time.

There was even a period that she claimed it was me, what she did not realise was several of these ocasions I was wide awake and proped up on one elbow looking at her.

The brain does funny things when we are half asleep.

Chances are if you are snoring, you are not sleeping well.

In fact a lot of snoring goes on while people are not anything like properly asleep.

The solutions vary.
Different pillow, mouthguards, nose openers, nasal decongestents or better nasal steroids, even down to the position of the feet....get the cat or dog off the bed.....the solution is different for everybody.

Excess weight is a big factor, even very small amounts of weight loss can make a difference.

Alcohol and over eating in the evening can contribute to snoring at night.

Exercise can help even in the short long walk today, no snore tonight.

My Mrs can go weeks without so much as a peep...then for seemingly no reason SNOOORKK

One mate of mine was diagnosed with sleep aponea a little over a year ago.....problem is the quacks recon he has had it for years and it has caused him heart and blood pressure problems as well and temprament and reasoning issues from time to time.

They have gone thru all sorts of things to get him sleeping properly.....with the latest mask they recon he is sleeping properly in stretches of 2 to 3 hours and getting on a good night as much as 6 hours people sleep a night.

They have him on a invalid pension at 45 and he just manages to keep his drivers licence......Until he got some improvement, there was a very real prospect that they where going to take his drivers licence.

SO..if you have a snoring problem...seriously....don't muck about....Face the fact you snore...if you can get improvement in pretty short order....get to the quack and get assessed properly.

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Reply By: Member - Coldee - Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 13:18

Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 13:18
My uncle had to wear his "Biggles mask" as he called it for his snoring. It did the job. As others have pointed out it can be a serious problem so get it checked out if it is a problem.
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Reply By: deserter - Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 20:11

Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 20:11
Very important to be checked for sleep apnea. My wife was snoring a bit so got herself checked. We were astounded to find that she was stopping her breathing 80 odd times a night.

But the scary bit - the specialist said that the extra strain on the heart form kick-starting the breating gives untreated apnea sufferers

70% higher chance of stroke.
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