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    Double Occupancy and Snoring... Any Remedies?

    When I come to Montreal to "hobby" I am always joined by a friend.

    The guy I most often visit Montreal with has a bad snoring problem. Real bad!

    He is louder then a train. No he is louder then a train wreck.

    So now we always get two rooms.

    But due to the lack of available, affordable rooms for May 26th/27/28 we are likely going to book a "double occupancy" room.

    This is going to really fuck-me-up because it is impossible to sleep at all with such an extreme distraction.

    I am hoping someone knows an easy to suggest solution or maybe a "home-remedies" other then what I already found below.

    Here are the temporary snoring solutions I found searching google:

    - avoidance of alcohol and sedatives before sleeping.
    - external nasal dilator such Breath Right ® (available at most drug stores).
    - sleeping on ones side, rather than on the back (tape a tennis ball to the back or your shirt).

    Thanks for any ideas you may have.


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    Book a duo of SPs for the night! Neither of you will sleep but at least you'll have some fun!

    I've been with heavy snorers before and keeping them from sleeping on their back may help. But depending on your friend's medical situation, no easy fix is guaranteed to work IMHO.

    He should seek medical advice for his problem. Or you should seek a good set of earplugs.

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    Get it checked out, but in the meantime, nasal strips can help. Try breathe right.
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    Suite

    How about getting a suite? - they are usually cheaper than the price of two rooms. At the Sheraton, for example, you can get a suite that consists of two rooms, one with a regular bed, and the other with a murphy bed. The connecting door closes; I don't know, however, if train wreck noises penetrate the door, but I think it's a solution.

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    My suggestion to HarmonyNYC is, get good and shitfaced... That way you'll pass out at the end of the night, not giving a shit about the snoring... Then all you'll have to deal with is a godd ol' hangover the next morning... Brew the coffee, pass the advil.
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    My sugestion..........

    My sugestion for HarmonyNYC is:

    Get a pair of good earplogs made of silicone, unless you can follow ChiefPlus asdvise and get another suite.

    No one snore on purpose, so please be forgiving. Also I read your solutions, but in the midle of the night when your friend is sleeping and snoring, are you gone wake him up for changing sleeping positions ?
    If you are a polite Canadian you will not. Or if you are respectful you will not either.

    I read an article about snoring apparently it needs medical intervention like operation, which it takes time and going to the right sleep clinic. So the plogs can be a great alternative.
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    Thumbs down Best bet : Cheap version ...

    OK - the cheapest solution is a combination of two things already mentioned here.

    Go to any local drugstore (Pharmaprix is it in Montreal?) and you get the 'BreatheRight' nasal strips for your buddy and some good, quality earplugs for you.

    I frequently share hotel rooms with friends when we go on ski trips. Between skiing, happy hour, and dinner the only time you need a room is to sleep & shower.

    I've always been a notorious snorer since college. So every morning I would here about it from my buddy's girlfriend. Finally this year she told me that she's been getting the BreatheRight strips for my buddy because he snores, too. So I got some and tried them this past winter and they work. She didn't have to deal with us snoring and I got a better nights sleep.

    Of course they don't completely stop all snoring, especially if you've been drinking, so that's where the earplugs come in. I'm usually a heavy sleeper & can sleep through just about anything but occasionally you need the earplugs. I never travel without them. You never know what kind of uncontrollable situation that you may end up in .....the car alarm outside your window for six hours non-stop, the screaming couple next door fighting and then the police showing up to break it up, the family with three kids in the same room that all wake up at precisely 6:00 AM and start watching cartoons at full volume, the drunk guys up all night partying till the sun comes up ... I've slept through them all with the help of some good earplugs.
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    Best bet ... but at a premium ...

    I saw someone else mention getting a suite as opposed to a standard hotel room. As an even better alternative you can actually rent an apartment for a night or even on a weekly or monthly basis.

    Last time I was up in Montreal a few weeks ago a waitress was telling me that the hotel Auberge du Vieux Port has studios and apartments available. So when I got back I did some searching online and found the website. During the off-season the studio apartment is about the same ($155Can) as a room at a 4-Star hotel. And the 2-bedroom apartment is only a few dollars more at $199Can. The apartments are in separate buildings down the block from the main hotel (extra private!) all in Old Montreal.

    Check out the pictures - talk about awesome accomodations! You could throw a helluva party in one of these lofts. Some even have working fireplaces.

    Here's their website :

    http://www.oldmontrealapartments.com/eng_site.htm
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    Earplugs

    I had this problem a few years ago with someone I was travelling with and got myself a good set of earplugs, which was already mentioned in this thread. In the USA, earplugs sold in pharmacies are required to be sold with a noise or decibel reduction rating (there is a 3 letter acronym which escapes me right now!). I got some earplugs that had the highest noise or decibel reduction rating, which I think is about a 34. These particular earplugs I bought were rolled into a cylinder shape and then expanded once inserted into the ear canal, so as to provide maximum decibel and noise reduction.

    Go to your local CVS and they should have a good selection. The danger with these kinds of earplugs is that it will drown out the snoring, but it may also drown out other noises that you may want to hear - like fire or smoke alarms, urgent warning screams or screams for help, telephone calls, or the sound on the TV of the Yankee Stadium fans roaring as Derek Jeter hits a game winning homerun. You can miss a lot of things in life when you deafen yourself.

    As I recall I did not hear a few telephone calls that came in when I wore these earplugs.
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    Some snorers will "go thru" earplugs... Even strong ones. I was once with a buddy where I felt myself vibrating, and we weren't in same bed! Sleepless night and the damn hotel was fully booked.
    I'm a big snorer. I've gone thru the "sleep clinic" stuff with all wiring, IR camera, breathing monitor and all. They found I stopped breathing over 10 times per hours, for sometims up to 1 minute. And when I was breathing, I was snoring extremely loud (they got me to listen to the recording. I understood why my gf was bitching at that point!).

    Got a CPAP machine since 3 years and man, day and night! I used to sleep 12+ hours a night and still waking up tired. Now I wake-up on my own after 8 hours, fully refreshed and now my gf is no longer worried about getting deaf. I forgot the mask once when I was staying out of town and woke up again totally tired when the alarm clock buzzed.

    Your buddy should see his doctor and ask to be tested. This won't solve your problems on your next trip but will help later on. Till then, earplugs are the cheapest way. Drugstore variety are not usually the best for attenuation. I go to an industrial supply store and get some "heavy duty", over 30dB minimum. Drugstore ones will mostly be around 23dB of attenuation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagerBeaver
    ... noise or decibel reduction rating (there is a 3 letter acronym which escapes me right now) ...
    The term you're probably thinking of is the STC rating.

    Sound Transmission Coefficient.

    You know how those engineers love terms like "coefficient".
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    incognito,

    Actually it is NRR = Noise Reduction Rating

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    Try WebMD.com

    Check out this link for some remedies:

    http://www.webmd.com/hw/sleep_disorders/ug2422.asp

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