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18 Tips That May Help Save Your Relationship From Snoring

Tips that may seriously help you and your partner get that good night's sleep you've been dreaming about! Because when you're someone who snores, you'd do just about *anything* to have your S.O. say you're a "snooze" in the bedroom.

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1. Avoid sleeping on your back if you tend to snore — it can cause your tongue to collapse to the back of your throat (a description that sounds about as unpleasant as the snoring itself) instead, use a body pillow that'll encourage you to sleep on your side and keep your tongue in the front of your mouth where it belongs.

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Promising review: "This is by far the best pillow I've ever had. Since I got it, I've also gotten one for my husband, daughter, and now my father-in-law. We had been planning to get a new mattress because I was waking up every morning with back pain and my husband was waking up several times a night with acid reflux. He also snored quite badly. He has awakened me numerous times. After getting both of us these pillows, all those problems have either gone away or lessened significantly. The extra support made my back pain completely disappear. My husband usually slept on his back, which was bad for his snoring and acid reflux, but he now sleeps on his side 90% of the time, and both problems have almost completely stopped. I love this pillow so much that even after just a few months, I can't imagine sleeping without it! Some advice: don't let anyone else try it because you might not get it back!" —Mystery Lover

Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $109.95 or from Jet for $145.25.

2. If you're not in the mood to bring a person-sized pillow into your twin bed, tape tennis balls to your back for a bit. This will (hopefully) train your body to naturally start sleeping on your side so your nose stops causing a ~racket~ at night.

Listen to this tip and a few other tricks from this short Dr. Bob clip here. Get a pack of three tennis balls from Amazon for $7.34 or Walmart for $7.45, and grab some duct tape from Amazon for $4.99.
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Listen to this tip and a few other tricks from this short Dr. Bob clip here.

Get a pack of three tennis balls from Amazon for $7.34 or Walmart for $7.45, and grab some duct tape from Amazon for $4.99.

3. Try an anti-snore pillow if you refuse to give up your preferred sleeping position. It's designed to let you continue sleeping on your back while still angling your body in a way that can prevent snoring.

Promising review: "My wife was beginning to think that she was cursed with sleepless nights because of my snoring. This pillow has cut my snoring down dramatically. It's comfortable. I never realized how much I don't like normal pillows until I got this one. This pillow helped way more than anything else I have used to stop snoring." —Ben B.Get it from Amazon or Jet for $89.92 or from Walmart for $91.51 (available in five sizes).
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Promising review: "My wife was beginning to think that she was cursed with sleepless nights because of my snoring. This pillow has cut my snoring down dramatically. It's comfortable. I never realized how much I don't like normal pillows until I got this one. This pillow helped way more than anything else I have used to stop snoring." —Ben B.

Get it from Amazon or Jet for $89.92 or from Walmart for $91.51 (available in five sizes).

4. Have a hot shower before going to bed to try to help open your nasal cavities... and just to wash your body before jumping into your clean sheets.

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5. Speaking of sheets, wash your bedding weekly and replace your pillowcases every six months. This'll help prevent dust mites which may cause congestion and difficulty breathing (and difficulty sleeping, when you think about those nasty campers all up in your comforter).

Read more about this tip and other ways where taking care of your bed will take care of your snoring here. Promising review: "These are perfect! Since I'm fussy about the quality and feel of bedding, I read pillowcase descriptions for a month before I chose these. They are lovely, soft, nice quality, wash and dry well, and have a generous size without being too loose. The color is right. When I need sheet sets again, I will be sure to get this brand." —elaineGet two on Amazon for $10.99 (available in seven colors).
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Read more about this tip and other ways where taking care of your bed will take care of your snoring here.

Promising review: "These are perfect! Since I'm fussy about the quality and feel of bedding, I read pillowcase descriptions for a month before I chose these. They are lovely, soft, nice quality, wash and dry well, and have a generous size without being too loose. The color is right. When I need sheet sets again, I will be sure to get this brand." —elaine

Get two on Amazon for $10.99 (available in seven colors).

6. Keep this travel-sized noise cancelling machine by your side when visiting your snoring S.O. The white noise will drown them out so you can get some shut-eye.

The compact size makes this noise canceller incredibly easy to bring with you overnight or on vacations. It has ten unique sounds; fan, white noise, and ocean in varying levels/tones, so you can find the best thing to put you to sleep. Oh, and did we mention? It's also Bluetooth compatible so you can listen to music or make calls through your phone. The built-in battery lasts up to 16 hours on a full charge. Seriously, for the space it takes up in your purse you could nix the Tick-Tacks and have an impressive noise machine with you wherever you go. Why not?? Promising review: "Yay! I have always had to sleep with a fan on. This is a pain in the rear when I'm anywhere but home. Not to mention, the fan dries my sinuses out. But I hate the sound (and I mean HATE the sound) of my husband's snoring. When I received this, I almost laughed because it's this small funny looking machine. BUT MAN OH MAN, does it put out some sound! I do not hear my husband snoring any more, the fan wind doesn't dry me out, and it's small enough to just keep on my night table. I'm traveling with this puppy for sure. There are so many settings you'll be sure to find something you like. I'm sleeping deeper and I'm having dreams again! Great product." —WillowGet it from Amazon for $31.45.
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The compact size makes this noise canceller incredibly easy to bring with you overnight or on vacations. It has ten unique sounds; fan, white noise, and ocean in varying levels/tones, so you can find the best thing to put you to sleep. Oh, and did we mention? It's also Bluetooth compatible so you can listen to music or make calls through your phone. The built-in battery lasts up to 16 hours on a full charge. Seriously, for the space it takes up in your purse you could nix the Tick-Tacks and have an impressive noise machine with you wherever you go. Why not??

Promising review: "Yay! I have always had to sleep with a fan on. This is a pain in the rear when I'm anywhere but home. Not to mention, the fan dries my sinuses out. But I hate the sound (and I mean HATE the sound) of my husband's snoring. When I received this, I almost laughed because it's this small funny looking machine. BUT MAN OH MAN, does it put out some sound! I do not hear my husband snoring any more, the fan wind doesn't dry me out, and it's small enough to just keep on my night table. I'm traveling with this puppy for sure. There are so many settings you'll be sure to find something you like. I'm sleeping deeper and I'm having dreams again! Great product." —Willow

Get it from Amazon for $31.45.

7. Invest in an air purifier, which may help cleanse your home of pollutants that can irritate and inflame nasal cavities.

Promising review: "I purchased this purifier because I have trouble sleeping through the whole night, I would start snoring and then wake up. Now I come home from work, turn the unit on in the bedroom, and I sleep through the whole night — no breathing problems at all! It really works! The air feels cleaner. I would buy it again... I'm even thinking of getting another one for my kitchen." —VladimirGet it from Amazon or Walmart for $82.99 (available in two colors).
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Promising review: "I purchased this purifier because I have trouble sleeping through the whole night, I would start snoring and then wake up. Now I come home from work, turn the unit on in the bedroom, and I sleep through the whole night — no breathing problems at all! It really works! The air feels cleaner. I would buy it again... I'm even thinking of getting another one for my kitchen." —Vladimir

Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $82.99 (available in two colors).

8. Or use a neti pot to clear out the chaos right at the source.

Promising review: "This is the most seemingly disgusting yet useful product I've ever purchased or probably ever will. I pat myself on the back every time I think about what a job well done I did by buying this." —Kuschel MonsterGet it from Amazon for $13.85 or get a similar system from Jet or Walmart for $10.39.
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Promising review: "This is the most seemingly disgusting yet useful product I've ever purchased or probably ever will. I pat myself on the back every time I think about what a job well done I did by buying this." —Kuschel Monster

Get it from Amazon for $13.85 or get a similar system from Jet or Walmart for $10.39.

9. Chomp down on a tongue stabilizer because sometimes the answer is right on the tip of your tongue. This anti-snoring mouth guard keeps your jaw aligned and your tongue in place when your nose isn't the reason your snoring is in season.

Promising review: "It's so embarrassing and frustrating to be a snorer. I saw this and thought it was worth it to just try. It really helps me not snore and cause grief for my husband. What I like best about this product is that it really works and is within my budget!!! It takes a little getting used to, but I was patient and it paid off. I LOVE THIS LITTLE HELPER!!!" —Gary J.Get it from Amazon for $12.99.
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Promising review: "It's so embarrassing and frustrating to be a snorer. I saw this and thought it was worth it to just try. It really helps me not snore and cause grief for my husband. What I like best about this product is that it really works and is within my budget!!! It takes a little getting used to, but I was patient and it paid off. I LOVE THIS LITTLE HELPER!!!" —Gary J.

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

10. Exercise your throat by repetitively moving your tongue in different motions/stretches. As we get older, the muscles in our throat weaken and our throats literally become narrower. Exercising like this will help strengthen those muscles and can help reduce snoring without spending a penny.

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Learn more about how to properly exercise these muscles here.

11. Throw on a nasal strip that claims to help open up your nostrils so you can breathe deeply, and quietly, all night long.

Promising review: "Since people rarely buy snore strips for their own personal satisfaction, this review comes from the perspective of a previously-sleep-deprived girlfriend, me. These things stop snoring second only to grabbing my boyfriend's nose until he can't breathe and wakes up. Unlike that 'best' option, these do not start arguments in the middle of the night over why 'any sane person' would grab someone's nose. They restore my peaceful slumber, resolve arguments before they've even begun, and (because I get better sleep), make me look better too. Talk about an all-around relationship saver!! Also, if you turn the lights off and then rip open the little packaging, it makes a cool blue spark, which I'm convinced is the anti-snore magic activating." —NicoleGet them from Amazon or Walmart for $9.70.
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Promising review: "Since people rarely buy snore strips for their own personal satisfaction, this review comes from the perspective of a previously-sleep-deprived girlfriend, me. These things stop snoring second only to grabbing my boyfriend's nose until he can't breathe and wakes up. Unlike that 'best' option, these do not start arguments in the middle of the night over why 'any sane person' would grab someone's nose. They restore my peaceful slumber, resolve arguments before they've even begun, and (because I get better sleep), make me look better too. Talk about an all-around relationship saver!! Also, if you turn the lights off and then rip open the little packaging, it makes a cool blue spark, which I'm convinced is the anti-snore magic activating." —Nicole

Get them from Amazon or Walmart for $9.70.

12. If you have a partner who won't accept that their snoring is enough to keep you from falling asleep, record them at night. This will help address your weariness with facts and may help spring them into action.

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This is actually a genuinely useful process, so much so in fact, that there's an app you can use specifically designed to record your snoring!

13. Plug in a nose vent when you feel like you've tried everything and can't find an answer. This has over 6,000 ratings on Amazon (so you'll know you're not the only person plucking plastic from their nose each morning) and has some seriously ~sound~ reviews.

Promising review: "This goofy little rubber thing changed my life. My husband has been a terrible chronic snorer for a long time. I've been so frustrated with him because he would keep me awake all night, every night. He ordered this and we gave it a try. And OMG IT ACTUALLY WORKS! I am honestly very surprised. This huge unsolvable problem for all these years has finally been solved. It's such a relief." —KeithGet it from Amazon for $24.99 or a similar set of vents from Walmart for $7.75.
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Promising review: "This goofy little rubber thing changed my life. My husband has been a terrible chronic snorer for a long time. I've been so frustrated with him because he would keep me awake all night, every night. He ordered this and we gave it a try. And OMG IT ACTUALLY WORKS! I am honestly very surprised. This huge unsolvable problem for all these years has finally been solved. It's such a relief." —Keith

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 or a similar set of vents from Walmart for $7.75.

14. Stay hydrated to prevent your mucus from being sticky when you sleep.

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Learn more about why this simple tip works here.

15. Snort up some anti-snoring spray to —ideally— keep you from waking up the house, so you can breathe easy.

Promising review: "This stuff is AWESOME! Just ask my wife. Because of a snoring problem, I have been using this for quite some time. I spray two squirts before going to sleep and my wife says now I don't snore at all. This has got to be the best stuff on the market for people like me, who keep their spouse awake at night. I was the biggest sceptic of all, but this really does work." —Randy ChenowethGet it from Amazon for $19.97, Jet for $19.76, or Walmart for $19.66.
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Promising review: "This stuff is AWESOME! Just ask my wife. Because of a snoring problem, I have been using this for quite some time. I spray two squirts before going to sleep and my wife says now I don't snore at all. This has got to be the best stuff on the market for people like me, who keep their spouse awake at night. I was the biggest sceptic of all, but this really does work." —Randy Chenoweth

Get it from Amazon for $19.97, Jet for $19.76, or Walmart for $19.66.

16. Put on a chin strap to keep your jaw closed at night (this is designed to prevent snoring, drooling, and embarrassing photos of you when you're asleep — so long as you accept "chin strap" as acceptable Instagram fashion).

Promising review: "This is a great product! I was a little concerned at first that this would be uncomfortable and I would not be able to sleep but that is not the case. It's very lightweight and comfortable, and it eliminates my snoring completely! My husband is ecstatic!" —Jen C OhioGet it from Amazon for $19.99 or a similar strap on Jet for $15.33.
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Promising review: "This is a great product! I was a little concerned at first that this would be uncomfortable and I would not be able to sleep but that is not the case. It's very lightweight and comfortable, and it eliminates my snoring completely! My husband is ecstatic!" —Jen C Ohio

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 or a similar strap on Jet for $15.33.

17. Use a humidifier if you live in an area where the air is dry. Dry air can irritate your throat and nose which could possibly cause the same swelling that is making your REM sound a lot more like R.E.M.

Promising review: "I bought this to see if it would help my husband sleep better since he has sinus issues. It has helped him a great deal. He snores less and wakes up with less congestion. I also love that it’s super quiet and that we can turn off the lights if we want. I would definitely recommend this product to friends and family." —TCCBBGet it from Amazon for $59.95.
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Promising review: "I bought this to see if it would help my husband sleep better since he has sinus issues. It has helped him a great deal. He snores less and wakes up with less congestion. I also love that it’s super quiet and that we can turn off the lights if we want. I would definitely recommend this product to friends and family." —TCCBB

Get it from Amazon for $59.95.

18. And if you'd like to add an aroma to your humid room; peppermint, lemon, tea tree, and lavender are all recommended to clear sinuses.

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This kit comes with six bottles of essential oils that'll ease your worn out nose; tea tree, lavender, eucalyptus lemongrass, peppermint and sweet orange.

You can get more information on how to use essential oils to ease your sinuses and calm your snoring here.

Promising review: "I've tried all of these out and I don't think you can beat them. This contained all the scents I was looking for and was a great price. I use them while I sleep to promote healthy sleep and to clear my breathing passageways while I sleep." —Joe

Get them from Amazon for $11.95.

Sweet (silent) dreams!

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The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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