Intimacy is a very lovely thing.
You sleep in bed together, listening each other heartbeats, and just hearing your loved one breathing.
But what happens if you just cannot get to sleep, because your husband snores loudly at nights?
All hell break loose and you start rolling over or covering your ears with pillows.
Eventually, the snoring gets too loud and you cannot take it anymore. Seething with anger, you kick him and he will momentarily stop only to continue a few minutes later.
The only way that you see to get out of this mess is to go sleep in a separate room. That may work at home but your marriage will be in a wreck.
What will happen when you go for a holiday and book a room, where will you run to?
The best choice that you can make is to let him know about his snoring issue and figure out the root cause of his snoring problem.
Once you know the main culprit, you can then find a solution that will work for his specific case.
Many things can cause snoring and there are also different ways that you can treat this disorder and reclaim your happy marriage once again.
Below we’ve outlined a few tips that can help your husband to control or completely stop his snoring problem so that you can get some sleep.
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Here are the steps to get your husband to stop snoring loud at nights.
Step 1 – Do A Snoring Test
It’s a known fact that there are a multitude of factors that contributes to one snoring. What cause your husband to snore may not cause someone else to snore and visa vera.
That simply means that a snoring solution that works for one person may not necessarily work for you husband.
The only way to get an effective solution is to find the root cause of the problem.
We have compiled a list of snoring test that your husband can do to find the contributing factor. The test are laid out in a small pdf that you can download here: https://www.byebyesnoring.com.
After doing the tests, you will know if your husband is a:
- Tongue Snorer
- Mouth Snorer
- Blocked Nose Snorer
- Or Multiple Issues Snorer.
Once you know the type of snorer he is, then and only then will you be able to choose the appropriate solution.
Step 2 – Try Get Your Husband To Sleep On His Side
Sleeping on your side may not be as comfortable as your stomach or as sleeping on your back. However, just making the switch can prove to be very effective to get your husband to stop snoring at nights.
It may not work 100% of the time but it’s worth a shot.
If you get him to sleep on his side, he’ll be able to prevent airflow restriction to some extent and thus lesson his snoring problem.
Step 3 – Help Your Husband With The Lifestyle Changes Below
Depending on your husband’s snoring test results, you may find that there are several things contributing to his nightly vibrations. Below are some lifestyle modifications that you can help him with that will provide amazing relief overtime.
Now let’s get to those lifestyle modifications.
1. Figure Out If His Weight Is A Contributing Factor
If your husband snores, he may be carrying around some excess weight.
Several studies have showed that persons who are overweight or obese has have a higher tendency to snore. So you may want to check on your husband’s weight regularly.
I know losing weight is no easy matter. Plus if your husband is not motivated to do it, you’ll be fighting an up-hill battle.
But if snoring is a serious issue in your marriage, helping your husband losing weight often will help a great deal. You will need to be patient and encouraging to him.
Add some bonus surprises that you know he likes and who knows, a few months later he may be trying out for the cover of a fitness magazine.
Well that was a joke but I hope you get the idea :).
2. Limit His Alcohol Intake Just Before Bed
Most couples like to have a sip of wine before bed as it can be relaxing and lead to a romantic experience. The down side though is that alcoholic beverages tend to relax your muscles resulting in a higher chance of snoring.
So just in case you and your husband like to take alcoholic drinks before going to bed, refrain from it.
Intake of alcohol will only make him snore more.
You can replace the alcoholic beverages with pure fruit juice.
3. Try Going To Bed Earlier To Get Enough Sleep
Individuals snore more loudly when they are tired.
Make sure, the bed is comfortable and relaxing.
Keep away electronics from the bedroom so that he doesn’t stay awake and watch TV or check emails late in the night.
Practice with your husband going to bed at a designated time and make sure you both get 7-8 hours of sleep. This will significantly reduce the instances of snoring.
4. Elevate The Head Of The Bed Slightly
By lifting the head of the bed a bit, some couples, have found that snoring becomes less severe.
You can just stick something hard like wooden blocks, right under the legs of the bed’s head, so that when he sleeps his head is a few inches higher than his feet.
Alternatively you can encourage him to use a higher pillow. However, be careful here because if his pillow is too high he can wake up with neck and shoulder pain.
5. Encourage Him To Take A Hot Shower Before Bed
Regardless of how tired he is, encourage him to take a nice warm bath before bed. This helps to clear out any mucus that could be blocking his nasal passage.
If he is putting up a resistance, you can always get in the shower first and then call him in. Now that will be hard to resist.
Double win-win. It spices up your relationship and it helps your husband to stop his snoring problem.
6. Acquire a Mouth Guard
Numerous couples have experienced incredible success with this simple mouth piece.
It will take a night or two for him to get used to wearing it. The mouth guard helps in keeping the air passages of the individual wearing it open so that they do not vibrate against each other- and, therefore, prevent snoring.
These mouthpieces have been approved by Health Canada and FDA.
The mouthpiece primarily holds the tongue in place and therefore forces the person to breathe through the nose; therefore, he cannot use it when he has a cold. However, couples have found the device to be very effective.
Frankly, if this is a pressing issue in your home, you should give it a try.
They may not work for everyone, nevertheless, if you can get something which can assist both of you, picture how relieved both of you will be.
7. Have Him Wear A Chinstrap
A chinstrap is very effective in stopping snoring by mouth snorers. So a precursor to making this investment is that you MUST perform the snoring test. Because if your husband is not a mouth snorer, a chinstrap wont be of much help.
If your husband is a mouth snorer, then a chinstrap will help to pull his jaws forward so that his airways are not blocked while his sleeps.
One of the best chinstrap on the market is My Snoring Solution and you can read our review here.
6. Visit a Physician
The issue of snoring is not just problematic because it keeps your husband up- partners of snorers can also develop sleeping disorders themselves from not having proper sleep.
Snoring can also be a clear sign that your husband has other health problems.
Individuals who frequently snore, are more likely to experience high blood pressure. This can be seen as a sign of sleep apnea.
Therefore, make sure that your husband sees a physician, especially if it is chronic.
7. Set Up A Second Room (Optional)
Sometimes you will have just to admit that it will not work.
In case you have tried every single alternative and you do not succeed and your husband ends up using a CPAP machine, you will have to sleep elsewhere. You may not want to do it, but having a good quality sleep is essential to you also.
You can keep your husband’s bedroom as your main room where you have all your personal items and clothes. You can then use a guest room with a single bed. That ideal of a couple sharing one bed is beautiful but at times, it just fails to work out.
If you are on the quest to find a solution to your snoring problems, we want to help you.
Here are a few articles that you’ll find informative and will provide you with the solutions you need:
- The Main Causes Of Snoring And 11 Natural Remedies For Snoring.
- 5 Reasons Why You Should Use An Anti Snoring Device.
- Sleep Apnea (OSA): The Causes, Symptoms And Treatment.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We wish you and your husband all the best and years of comfortable sleep.