How I Stopped My Spouse From Snoring.
The Impact Of Living With Constant Snoring.
Living with someone who is continually snoring can be exhausting and incredibly frustrating, it can affect their partner in many ways due to lack of sleep, including,
- Excessive fatigue
- Anger and rage
- Impaired decision-making and impaired judgement.
The symptoms of being a partner of someone who snores are often made more difficult by
- Disbelief from the snorer that they snore, even when presented with the evidence.
- Anger from the snorer when their partner tries to move them to stop them snoring.
- Unwillingness from the snorer to try anything to reduce their snoring.
- An eventual breakdown in relationships.
I have lived with my spouse for 18 years, his snoring is unbearably loud, so loud, that wax earplugs, music, the TV or the radio do not drown him out.
If he’s upstairs, we can’t hear the TV downstairs, and on the rare occasions, he has a drink it is absolute torture.
My spouse is in complete denial that he snores and refuses to try anything at all which may alleviate the problem, so, I decided to take the matter into my own hands and do some research into some solutions.
I have in the past tried the wax earplugs, these I must say were brilliant for getting the noise down to a level where I was able to go to sleep, however, when the kids came along I needed to hear them getting up during the night.
We also had our house broken into a year ago, and if I’d been wearing earplugs, I would not have heard the burglars entering our house via the front window.
So I started researching snore relief sprays to find out what the active ingredients were and in a lot of the remedies I had studied, essential oils seemed a recurring element, the most common being;
So I thought I’d try them individually. First, I started with my favourite, Lavender Oil
which I already had in the house, I tried it for a week, just sprinkled it on a cotton wool pad and put it on the radiator in our bedroom.
It did reduce the loudness of the snoring but not for long, after about an hour it was at full pelt again.
Next, I tried Eucalyptus Oil
As I already had that in the house too, but my snoring partner kept waking up all night shouting “whats that horrible smell” so that didn’t solve any problems! However, I did notice that it did reduce the noise a bit.
So then I finally I tried Red Thyme Oil
and this time I put the thyme soaked cotton wool pad just behind the pillow.
The results were amazing!
- The snoring reduced in volume by approx 60%
- The sound was more like very heavy breathing and was less jolty, noisy and erratic, so it was not waking me up every few minutes.
- Due to the volume reduction, I was able to drift off to sleep more efficiently than before.
- He did not notice the smell, which I found quite pleasant.
I may decide to make a room spray with a mixture of the
and I will be sure to update you on the results!
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