Sleep deprivation is real for me right now. Not only do I have a slightly unsettled 16 months old who gets up at 5am every morning, but I’m also pregnant. Which means any form of comfortable sleep is rare. On top of that. (Yes it gets worse) I have a partner that snores. He has been snoring horrendously lately. I think it’s down to being super tired and the change in the weather. Plus the fact he refuses to stop sleeping on his back. (Insert angry emoji). So when Breathe Right got in contact to find out if I wanted to try their Breathe Right strips I kindly obliged. But not for me. Nope. These were exclusively for Mr C.
I encouraged Mr C to wear his Breathe Right nasal strips during National Stop Snoring Week (Monday 23rd April to 27th April). He felt a bit of an idiot at first but I kindly suggested it was this or the sofa. The strips won. The clear strips don’t look bad at all, the beige ones are a little unsightly but who cares when the lights are off right?
The Breathe strips have spring-like bands in them that lift and open the nasal passages. Basically, they help to pull the nostrils and airways open that tiny bit more. It sounds really simple and there’s no drugs or medication involved. So there really is nothing to lose in giving them a try.
So Mr C gave them a go. It just so happened that on the same night our 16 month old actually slept through. I don’t think Breathe Right had a hand in that, but it was definitely a welcome reprieve from the 1am and 3am crying alarm clock! In terms of the snoring. Did the nasal strips work? They kind of did! There was a definite improvement in the level of snoring. It has come down a notch or two for sure. I did sleep better that’s for sure.
So we’ve gone from me physically trying to push Mr C out of the bed 3 or 4 times a night to just a gentle shove on 1 or 2 occasions. The 2nd and 3rd night improvements were even better. Down to a gentle snore that I can definitely live with. I’d say that your first night trying Breathe Right strips might not make an immediate mega difference. But give them at least 3 days, move the strips about a bit and then see how they go.
I’m chuffed to have a little reprieve and Mr C has been save from sofa surfing. It’s a win win!
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