5/02/2018

Sleeping Soundly With Breathe Right



As a Mummy of two, sleep has become quite the commodity lately. Both children like to tag team me when it comes to their sleep stealing ways. Just this past week they've both taken turns at waking numerous times during the night and seem to be on an alternating rota for their 6 am wake up calls. As if that wasn't enough I also have a partner who snores, this of course means even more sleep disturbances.

Between the kids and my partner I don't get much sleep at all, and the little that I do get is very broken. It sometimes feels like I sleep in shifts. Unfortunately, there's nothing I can do about the kids waking up, that's just what kids do, but I can try to do something about my partners snoring and that's where Breathe Right have come to the rescue.

Did you know that on the 23rd of April through to the 27th it was National Stop Snoring Week? To support the week the team at Breathe Right sent us a 'Snory hamper' full of items to help my partner with his snoring and a few things to help me relax at bedtime. Inside our hamper was two packets of Breathe Right strips, two pairs of ear plugs, a Shearer Candle and a Snory Diary. I was encouraged to use the products and to log our 'Snory' in the diary to report back on this blog post.


We started documenting our week right away, but typically Nick didn't snore for the first couple of days. Towards the end of the week I noticed that his sleep started to become more restless and with the tossing and turning came the snoring, and with the snoring came lots of elbows to the back! How frustrating is it when the kids are fast asleep, you finally close your eyes to sleep and your partner begins to snore?!



With Nick snoring as soon as his head hit the pillow I decided to try out the Breathe Right nasal strips that had been provided in the hamper. Neither of us had ever used them before so we were interested to see if they had any effect. The Breathe Right strips work by opening up your nasal passages to allow up to 31% more air flow.

After reading a few reviews online I was impressed to discover that they help 9/10 people breathe easier and I'm happy to report that Nick is included within those stats! As soon as he put one on his nose he said that he could feel a difference and that some of his hay fever congestion (something that he'd been complaining about earlier in the week) seemed to ease. He used them for the rest of the week and I noticed that he was sleeping a lot more soundly and was disturbing me a lot less with his snoring. With the help of all the goodies in my hamper I'm sure that both Nick and I will be sleeping more soundly in the future!

Do you have a snorer in the family?

- This is a PR collaboration #spon

8 comments:

  1. I didn't know they did a week focusing on this issue, although they have a day for everything recently, it looks like a lovely hamper, my fiance snores like a train, but with everything going on at the moment it's reassuring as I know he's ok when he's snoring xxx

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  2. Yes, a few. Though somehow it seems that they are occasional snorers ( hope I'm not speaking too soon, as snoring can be so disturbing. Whilst also concerning that snorer may have a health issue / condition. As some are loathe to inform their GP). Most if not all of us would like assistance / help when it comes to an individual's snoring. Thanks for information regarding possible ways of easing / relieving snoring.

    Rachel Craig

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  3. National Stop Snoring Week. First I have heard of this, seems good to aim to increase / enhance awareness, etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  4. Nice to read that product was / is beneficial for Nick. Wonderful that he could breathe more easily / comfortably. Health is so important. Quality of sleep impacts on health and wellbeing.

    Rachel Craig

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  5. My partner snores and I have kicked him out of the bedroom 😂

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  6. Sleep, we have had some early mornings. Has meant we felt need to catch up with missed sleep, as it got later into the week. As need to keep up with commitments, etc. Some can have afternoon nap, to compensate. Others unable to make use of this, so for some long lie has been bliss. Sleep is needed in quantity and quality in order to maintain health and wellbeing. Seems we need to find ways and means of prioritising and meeting our needs in regards to sleep and other aspects of life ( daily living activities). We need to appreciate and be flexible with one another in how we meet our individual, family and other needs.

    Rachel Craig

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  7. My Snory Book, first I have come across this. Though seems to be practical, as a diary / journal with facts likely to be beneficial for when attending Doctor, as have facts regarding frequency, etc recorded. Though likely to be partner, or family member who records any snoring episodes. Though disturbed sleep, feeling drowsy during the day may also be aspects which are relevant. We need to breathe easily, surely. Tv programmes have informed us that snoring can sometimes be due to obstructed airway condition. So consultation with GP seems appropriate for a snoring condition.

    Rachel Craig

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  8. Lovely basket of goodies.

    Rachel Craig

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