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Old 03-07-2016, 11:25 PM   #1
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One last question before I call it a night. Which ear plugs are most effective at blocking out a snoring spouse?
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The wife says a pillow might do the job quite well.
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One last question before I call it a night. Which ear plugs are most effective at blocking out a snoring spouse?
Ear Classic Soft

here is a box of 200 pairs

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How about bringing a tent.
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Wax ear plugs with the cotton exterior are the best I have tried. After kneading them a bit they mold to the shape of your ear and really block out sound.
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Ear Classic Soft

here is a box of 200 pairs

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I second that. These are inexpensive. They a rolled between the fingers before insertion and expand to take the shape of the ear. They can be used for several nights before losing their ability to rebound after being rolled, and work quite well. When I use them, I am hardly aware that they are in my ears.
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Hahaha thanks everyone! Guess we were meant for each other because as it turns out we both snore! However at home we have the luxury of seperate bedrooms!
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Hahaha thanks everyone! Guess we were meant for each other because as it turns out we both snore! However at home we have the luxury of seperate bedrooms!
Great thread; about five years ago my wife had me see my doctor for possible sleep apnea. Spent a night all wired up for diagnosis which turned out negative. Recently I've noticed my wife having some snoring that sounded like she is struggling for air. So looked into a test and there are tons of home testers out there. The thing that gave me some pause on that was almost all of them also sell the machines. which seems like a total conflict of interest. From what I've read since there are claims out there that many of these vendors will test you positive just because you ordered the home kit. She does have some classic symptoms though so am urging her to see her doctor. Good health needs good sleep!
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A family member had success in using the night time nose strips to combat snoring bouts.

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Wax ear plugs with the cotton exterior are the best I have tried. After kneading them a bit they mold to the shape of your ear and really block out sound.
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Hahaha thanks everyone! Guess we were meant for each other because as it turns out we both snore! However at home we have the luxury of separate bedrooms
That's the same situation here. And one I'm really sweating about in regards to the trailer. Dirk snores on his back, side and stomach, so telling him to roll over doesn't work, nor does sleeping with a tennis ball taped to his shirt (to keep him off his back). Breathe Rights don't make that much of a difference. He's going to see a doctor about it - hopefully soon. Dirk can sleep through my snoring, but I can't sleep through his. Nor do I want to take massive amounts of sleeping pills each night in the trailer. Ear plugs don't work if he's too close as I can feel the vibration through the bed.

He's thought about creating a "snore shield" with sheets of foam insulation that will go around the opening at the dinette area. However, I'm not sure how that will work in regards to condensation. And if that doesn't work, one of us will be sleeping in the truck. One guess - the person that will not be willing to get out of bed in the middle of the night to clean the cat box when one of 'em leaves a stinky one. As that particular person can sleep through anything and anywhere.
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Sleep apnea is serious business. A combination of apnea and imbalance of potassium in his body put my brother in law in the hospital in a coma from which he did not recover at age 45. Do the study, if needed get the machine , they are 12 volt compatible, and get a 12 v outlet on the bed area of your trailer. Then you can sleep soundly without bothering anyone, remedy falling asleep at stop lights, do a great Darth Vader imitation and with practice, whistle the Stars and Stripes Forever all the way through without taking a breath. I'm on my second machine and am a user for the past 20 years. Get the test and the remedy.
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I second that. These are inexpensive. They a rolled between the fingers before insertion and expand to take the shape of the ear. They can be used for several nights before losing their ability to rebound after being rolled, and work quite well. When I use them, I am hardly aware that they are in my ears.
The Ear Classic Soft can be used MANY nights before they get gross and covered in earwax.

They also soften with body heat and are thus more comfortable (and block sound better) than most other foam earplugs.

I myself am not comfortable with the wax ones.

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Note there is a differrence between normal snoring and sleep apnea- a potentially serious medical condition characterized by brief cessations of breathing, almost like the snorer is holding his breath for a few seconds. Using a white noise sound track loaded onto an ipod has worked better for me than any ear plugs. Snoring is a low octive sound that readily overcomes earplugs.
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Googling this issue it doesn't seem like it is a recommended or safe practice to wear ear plugs while sleeping. Multiple reasons from medical complications to safety are given on multiple sites just at a glance.
I guess one could ask, "If a tree fell on a trailer in a campground and everyone was wearing ear plugs, did it make a sound?"
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Laura I feel your pain! Hopefully one of these remedies will work for you. Obviously it's an issue many struggle with. Thanks all!
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Just found info regarding custom ear plugs. Product is called "sleep molds". Have just made an appointment.
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Googling this issue it doesn't seem like it is a recommended or safe practice to wear ear plugs while sleeping. Multiple reasons from medical complications to safety are given on multiple sites just at a glance.
I guess one could ask, "If a tree fell on a trailer in a campground and everyone was wearing ear plugs, did it make a sound?"
Perhaps I have been lucky. I have been wearing ear plugs (the foam type) to sleep, though not every night, for many years. I haven't suffered any of the maladies the audiologists on the web have spoken of. I would suppose that anyone with a predisposition to ear infections or with excessive ear wax production might want to avoid the overnight use of ear plugs.
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My wife does not snore too bad most of the time. A gentle nudge gets her to roll over and stop. I am usually fine if I fall asleep before she snores. Sometimes the sound is rather soothing. I guess I am lucky that way. She says I snore sometimes too, but I know for a fact that I don't, or wouldn't I have heard it by now?
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