52% of American adults either snore or have a partner who does, according to a new poll, and 72% of them have resorted to a host of tricks to try and silence the noise.
The top strategies to beat snoring include using extra pillows and drinking water before bed – some even attest to putting a tennis ball in your pajamas to stop you lying on your back.
Nasal strips, dilators, a hot shower before bed, and even sleeping while sitting up also featured in the top 30 list.
But while some avoid alcohol before bed or even at all (both 15%), one in 10 swear by a drink before nodding off to stop snoring.
Others have resorted to taping their mouth, putting a clothes pin on their nose, and even sleeping with their head at the end of the bed.
The survey by Onepoll of 2,000 adults was part of the 2023 Sleep & Snore Report commissioned by MuteSnoring.com in partnership with WebMD. It revealed that 53% of those who snore or live with a snorer are so fed up with the noise, they would do anything do stop it.
This sees them spend an average of $45.30 a year on items to try and silence it, but they would be willing to spend up to $596.60 if it meant it would stop for good.
More than four in 10 (42%) would even consider surgery in a bid to bring an end to the habit.
“While some of these are proven to help with snoring— like using extra pillows, humidifiers, and opening up the airways, things like sleeping upside down in the bed and wearing an eye mask aren’t likely to help that much,” according to Michael Johnson, CEO of Rhinomed.
It also emerged that, due to sleep disruption, 38% of partners have ended up sleeping in separate bedrooms—and 60% have admitted they’ve simply come to accept that it’s never going to go away.
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