Travel Forums General Talk snoring

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11. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

My ex used to talk and sometimes walk in his sleep. It creased me up. Once when it was very hot, he suddenly he jumped up and shook me awake urgently going, "cover yourself up there's someone in the room!" As you can imagine I screamed and nearly died of fright! He didn't even remember next day. Its funny now but not at the time!

Another time I woke up and found my pictures had been taken off the wall and were neatly stacked in a corner. What?

As for snoring, people seem to do it more when they're drunk, or sleeping somewhere a bit awkward like a sofa. I can see me sleeping in a dorm next year with all kinds of crazy folk jumping out of bed and playing imaginary computer games and chattering away!! So sharing a dorm with a snorer would not be the end of the world!

If your snoring is really bad, and you sound like a jet plane taking off there's maybe something a doctor or pharmacist can do because snoring has a lot to do with your breathing and airways and so on.

The old wives cure is to fix a cotton reel or clothes peg or something to the back whatever you wear to bed to stop you lying on your back.


12. Posted by Kathi20 (Respected Member 270 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

it's crazy how many people have responded to this message!

once we talked about it in the hostel and somebody claimed that u just had to clap ur hands etc. (make a loud noise) and the person would stop snoring.

I've never tried it, but maybe it works...

don't people usually snore when they r lying on their back?

So maybe we should just go and turn them over
(just imagine that)


13. Posted by leahrb (Full Member 209 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

I don't think I'm a snorer (at least no one has complained yet) but I am an occasional talker/walker. Luckily that doesn't happen often I'd say my most embarassing sleep thing is that I drool... a lot sometimes...
I fell asleep on a train this summer. A total head bob and I'm pretty sure I had some drool action going on. I think the 2 ladies across from me were talking about me.. I'm not sure I didn't speak their language. Kind of embarassing but it was a really good nap and I'll never see them again...
and drooling usually isn't a problem in hostals as long as you keep it on your own pillow....

14. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!


I've snored LOUDLY once in my life and it was on an international overnight flight, much to the dismay of my friend who was travelling with me- she didn't get any sleep at all, thanks to me. I never snore otherwise, though, and, in fact, lie perfectly still, especially on my stomach and even in a chair, when I sleep unless I scream (the other embarrassing thing I did- in my old college dormitory-style residence) out in the middle of the night! Yikes! So I guess I'm saying that I sympathize with the embarrassing end of it, and I understand that it isn't your fault. However, I think a few things might help: 1. Deffinately only sleep if you are warm enough not to have to curl up into a fetal position (especially if you are on a plane, esp. if you are in economy class). 2. Try to get a Distan nasal mist/spray or something similar (spray that cleans the nostrals). 3. You can actually get something to put in your mouth, like a mouth guard, that will prevent you from snoring so that you can sleep in hostels, etc. - asking your doctor about it when you get your immunity shots, etc. might save you a trip, at least. 4. If you have nose hair- trim it out before you travel! (It's good hygiene, anyway- sorry if you are young, then this is obviously not necesary because you don't have any!)

Sorry about the lack of conscientiousness . . .. I am being dragged to eat dinner, so I'm typing this quickly, as you may be able to tell!

Good luck (I'm not a medical professional, but my Dad snores loudly, and his Dad snores louder, so I know somewhat where you might be coming from).



15. Posted by globalant (First Time Poster 1 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Snoring can be REALLY frustrating when your travelling,especially if you have to be up at Stupid-oclock in the morning to catch an 18 hour bus on a bumpy unsleepable road to the jungle or something,but as stated previously it's not generally a pre meditated act of annoyance. ...BUT!(and it's a big but!)When it's stumble in late and drunk..wake everybody up then fall asleep and lift the roof off snoring! ..i dont handle these too well.
Once in Ireland,a person i can now only describe as "the Russian bear",did just that.
I was staying in a hostel in Galway and i had to go for a job interview super early in the morning.I got so mad tossing and turning in my bed ..then i completley lost the plot and leapt from my bunk ,pillow in hand and landed on top of the snoring shadow that had enter the room and driven me mad.I beat him silly with the pillow and yelled at it "shut the ..... up man!!"..i'm not usually that kind of person but drastic times call for drastic measures.
In the morning i woke and found that i had lept on a guy that looked like an american wrestler and was scared as hell that he would wake and remember the encounter...lucky for me he didn't,and since then i have travelled with earplugs and retained all my limbs. happy travelling .Jay

16. Posted by me.da (Full Member 96 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

ok, so lots of people snore. and it can be annoying. but people also know thats what they get for sleeping in dorms. snorers cant help the fact that they do it, and its just one of those things that goes along with hosteling, like shared bathrooms and having to put up with what other people want to watch on TV. ive been living in a hostel for the better part of a year, and probablyhalf the people there snore chronically or talk in their sleep and the other half deal with it (except for those few who snore like a bulldozer, whose room mates have learned to roll them on their sides or just kick a few times, but theres no hard feelings). there are plenty of worse qualities in a roommate than a little nocturnal noise, so i dont think youll make any enemies over it. Myself, ive got pretty used to falling asleep to the rythm of 5 strangers snoring in symphony, its like counting sheep. How will i ever sleep when i get home?

17. Posted by Moltov (Budding Member 15 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

i heard that certain sleeping position would prevent snoring like sleep on your side rather than on the back. just like Lil Liz said putting something on the bed which keep u away from lying on the back will do.

18. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Another thing that you could do if you snore loudly and you don't want to keep waking people up (maybe you can't help it) is to buy a pack of those squeezeable ear plugs that fit in any ear (army supply stores, or stores that construction labourers buy them from). That way, if someone tries to suffocate you to death, you could simply say, "I'm sorry that my snoring is keeping you awake- maybe these will help- you just squeeze them like so [mime it or something] and insert them into each ear." People will at least be a little more kind to you, hopefully. ;)

19. Posted by Pati (Full Member 120 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Lil Liz

If your snoring is really bad, and you sound like a jet plane taking off there's maybe something a doctor or pharmacist can do because snoring has a lot to do with your breathing and airways and so on.

That happened to me during my trip sailing around some island.
I had to share the cabin with 3 guys, the first night one of them started to take off, sorry to snore, but folks, he sounded like a helicopter taking off, it was crazy…I couldn’t sleep!!!
Next morning while we were having our breakfast one guy (from other cabin) asked how the first night was...we said horrible!!! because Lubo snored all the moment!!!
I realized that he was so embarrassed, he explained us that he’s never snore before maybe it was a reaction because he was really nervous about all things - everything is new for me, sorry he said. After that we felt bad...fortunately the next 7 nights came fine.

So, if you don’t have another option and have to share room with other people with theirs customs and problems you have to learn to be understanding and tolerant, and get some precaution to handle the situation.

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