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Snoring: how to sleep in the dorm with someone?

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Ear Plugs

Easiest thing you can do is wear ear plugs.
But otherwise you have to talk to your roommate. If they stop breathing at night they should see a sleep specialist. Otherwise the roommate should avoid sleeping on their back. There are shirts that one can wear that helps avoid sleeping on your back. (rematee) or you can sew tennis balls to an old shirt and have them wear it. Good luck.

In brief: Ear Plugs

Easiest thing you can do is wear ear plugs.
But otherwise you have to talk to your roommate. If they stop breathing at night they should see a sleep specialist. Otherwise the roommate should avoid sleeping on their back. There are shirts that one can wear that helps avoid sleeping on your back. (rematee) or you can sew tennis balls to an old shirt and have them wear it. Good luck.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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Dr. Anna Meyer
There are also a whole host of other treatments for snoring, that if he saw an ENT he can learn about. Besides stopping breathing, if he is tired during the day, falling asleep in class, has a headache in the morning or has difficulty concentrating , these are all reasons to get checked out by an ENT
Dr. Robert Knox
Ear plugs are a good solution, but don't' deal with the root problem. Getting the airway blockage releaved deals best with the problem. See an ENT doctor.
Dr. Heidi Nelson
Dentistry

In brief: ENT or ear plugs

Since you're not the one snoring, try noise cancelling headphones or ear plugs.
White noise machines sometimes help, too. The larger problem is for the snorer whose health is at risk. He/she needs to see an ENT and possibly have a sleep study. Raising the head end of the bed may help in the meantime, or at least a sleeping wedge pillow.

In brief: ENT or ear plugs

Since you're not the one snoring, try noise cancelling headphones or ear plugs.
White noise machines sometimes help, too. The larger problem is for the snorer whose health is at risk. He/she needs to see an ENT and possibly have a sleep study. Raising the head end of the bed may help in the meantime, or at least a sleeping wedge pillow.
Dr. Heidi Nelson
Dr. Heidi Nelson
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Dorm Snoring

Dorm snoring = get ear plugs, if someone is too loud.
If you are the snorer, anything that helps relieve your stuffy nose may help. Go see my discussion of snoring: http://www.Twinlakesent.Com/snoring.Html.

In brief: Dorm Snoring

Dorm snoring = get ear plugs, if someone is too loud.
If you are the snorer, anything that helps relieve your stuffy nose may help. Go see my discussion of snoring: http://www.Twinlakesent.Com/snoring.Html.
Dr. Robert Knox
Dr. Robert Knox
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