My fiance snores and I am the lightest sleeper.
DH snores a lot, and I am a light sleeper as well. Is your DF snoring normal and just annoying or is it really weird? I ask because our general practitioner told him that being diagnosed with sleep apnea can be an insurance nightmare for someone who doesn't have a severe issue with it. Plus, DH told me he tried, but he'd just yank the mask off at nights. Is your DF overweight?
Anyhow, earplugs work wonders for me. Took some time to get used to them, and learn how to insert them right, but now I really enjoy sleeping with them. Also, since I am a picky sleeper, they allow me to sleep without bossing everyone to keep it down. I also use Ambien on occasion (1/2 a pill) but I am very careful with these, because they cause dependence. The Ambien is due to stress/being overworked, not because of the snoring. But there were times when I would not get a good nights sleep for several days, and I would literally be a zombie... Ambien helps here.
I vote you give the earplugs another shot, and just be persistent with them. I used the sleep pretty in pink ones, now use Mack's safe sound (light green). As I said, I like it because they make me more resistant to the environment. But if your DF is really bad, he may need medical help. Good luck.
I would encourage him to see a medic !
I actually took ambien before I met him but stopped taking it on a regular basis because I felt like I was becoming too dependent.
My sister did a sleep test recently (she's only 32) and the test concluded that she has sleep apnea.
He usually feels well rested that's why I'm thinking he doesn't have sleep apnea.
Welcome to the board, Ivdaisy4 ~
Let me get this straight, he snores and has made no move to see a doctor about it yet you've been on sleep medication ot try to sleep through it?
Yes, he probably should have a sleep study done to make sure one way or the other.
That's a tough one.
If ear-plugs do not work, have you tried listening to music?