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No snorers allowed camping
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Franklyfrost · 20/08/2021 00:29

Just that.

Having finally managed to get to sleep on our mysteriously but persistently deflating air mattress someone in the field next door wakes me up making a noise like a food processor being turned on and off. I have young kids in the tent with me and older kids in the tent text door so I can’t wear eye plugs. It’s a family campsite so it’s not just me who won’t be able to wear ear plugs. Just don’t go camping near others if you snore. They must know they snore because they’re not pitched up alone, so their party must all have come prepared with earplugs.

YABU camping is for everyone, you can’t discriminate
YANBU camping is not for someone who makes a really loud noise all night long to show off how well they’re sleeping while stopping anyone else from getting what rest they can

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Am I being unreasonable?

AIBU

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Lorw · 22/08/2021 02:14

Loads of people snore, for many different reasons and a lot of them can’t do much about it. My DH snores due to an injury in which he was attacked and suffered damage to his face (he wouldn’t go camping though) many people snore due to disabilities etc so YABU, if you can’t stand noise camping probably isn’t for you 😁

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Franklyfrost · 22/08/2021 08:57

@VK456
That's maybe worth starting a thread for in itself. It might do you good to hear from all the couples where one snores and it's not a deal breaker. We all work around things in relationships, it's no reason to be alone or ashamed.

@ilikecheesecake
my sympathies! hope you made it through the night.

I'm really confused with the 'you should expect noise' answers. Just because it's okay for there to be some noise it doesn't mean all noise is acceptable.

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LadyLaSnack · 22/08/2021 09:06

I can't believe the volume of threats of violence on this thread against people who have a medical condition. If these threats (however jokey) were against women, POC, disabled people they would be shot down. Why is it then OK to say you want to suffocate, or throw things at another human being for (literally) breathing? This sort of attitude is why a poster upthread's 13 year old daughter got kicked through the tent in the middle of the night - joking about violence against others is not OK.

I also don't see why some people feel that their biological need for perfect silence (when they have opted to camp on a campsite full of other people) trumps anyone else biological need to breathe whilst asleep.

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Franklyfrost · 22/08/2021 09:32

Okay, so if:

  1. snoring is a disability
  2. camping is a human right
  3. there is a level of noise beyond which the majority of people can't sleep

    then a snorers field is the answer? set a bit apart, not exclusively for snorers, just everyone who is okay with loud continuous noises during the night.
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Heronwatcher · 22/08/2021 09:37

Oh FGS. What are you going to do about birds, cockerels, cows, industrial vehicles, cars, airoplanes, children that wake up screaming in the night? You’re sleeping under a thin layer of cloth, not in a hermetically sealed orb. Of course you can use earplugs, a noise close by will still wake you up.

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DillonPanthersTexas · 22/08/2021 09:40

Oh FGS. What are you going to do about birds, cockerels, cows, industrial vehicles, cars, airoplanes, children that wake up screaming in the night?

Christ, where do you go camping?

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OneTC · 22/08/2021 09:42

then a snorers field is the answer?

Or an attached hotel for people that can't camp communally

Grin

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DillonPanthersTexas · 22/08/2021 09:48

LadyLaSnack

I think most folk are using this thread to vent, I doubt there is any serious intent of violence or policing of campsites by the snore police.

When I go camping, despite careful research, I accept that there is a risk of being disturbed by the actions of others. Of all the noises people make on campsites, loud snoring all night is for me, and by the looks of things here many others, the single most irritating thing to be kept awake by. There is in reality bugger all we can do about it which is why people are having a field day pointing out just how annoying it is on this thread.

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DrSbaitso · 22/08/2021 09:51

@Franklyfrost

Okay, so if:
1) snoring is a disability
2) camping is a human right
3) there is a level of noise beyond which the majority of people can't sleep

then a snorers field is the answer? set a bit apart, not exclusively for snorers, just everyone who is okay with loud continuous noises during the night.

That's actually a great idea.
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CoodleMoodle · 22/08/2021 09:54

I sympathise. Recently went on holiday with DM and my DC. We got one family room instead of two smaller rooms, because it was £200 cheaper and we were priced out otherwise. Thought it would be absolutely fine.

Forgot how badly DM snores. 4 nights of no sleep at all! I was sad to come home from the holiday in general but the thought of sleeping in relative silence again... (DH does snore, but only occasionally and he stops when I poke him.)

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WaterLeakWoes · 22/08/2021 10:12

@Franklyfrost

Okay, so if:
1) snoring is a disability
2) camping is a human right
3) there is a level of noise beyond which the majority of people can't sleep

then a snorers field is the answer? set a bit apart, not exclusively for snorers, just everyone who is okay with loud continuous noises during the night.

Good idea. I'm a snorer who wouldn't camp and inflict my snoring on people all night but think this is fair
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Franklyfrost · 22/08/2021 10:24

@WaterLeakWoes
@DrSbaitso

Smile

Attention camp site owning mumsnetters, we have a niche market for you. You’ll make a fortune and be a trail blazer.

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grannycake · 22/08/2021 10:41

How would you police that. As has been said by PPs not everyone is aware that they snore/or only snore camping due to changed sleeping position. Will there be snoring patrols insisting families take down and re setup their tents in the middle of the night

It's a ridiculous suggestion - earplugs are the answer. No skin in the game as we now have a motorhome and my tent days are behind me. The two worst snorers in my family group was one of our dogs and my DD when she was small

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MolyHolyGuacamole · 22/08/2021 10:59

@LadyLaSnack

I can't believe the volume of threats of violence on this thread against people who have a medical condition. If these threats (however jokey) were against women, POC, disabled people they would be shot down. Why is it then OK to say you want to suffocate, or throw things at another human being for (literally) breathing? This sort of attitude is why a poster upthread's 13 year old daughter got kicked through the tent in the middle of the night - joking about violence against others is not OK.

I also don't see why some people feel that their biological need for perfect silence (when they have opted to camp on a campsite full of other people) trumps anyone else biological need to breathe whilst asleep.

I think expecting silence when camping is absolutely ridiculous, but this is OTT.
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DillonPanthersTexas · 22/08/2021 13:16

In fairness I don't think anyone here has demanded or expected absolute silence when camping.

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1ittlegreen · 22/08/2021 14:00

@THisbackwithavengeance

Ok not the point of this thread but those of you with snoring DHs should get them to the GP for referral to a sleep clinic.

Snoring is a symptom of sleep apnoea which causes massive strain on the heart/body. Google it.

Actually more often snoring is a direct result of drinking/smoking too much and being overweight. If you have addressed the afore mentioned and are still snoring then visit your doctor. Don't make a doctor appointment if you haven't been bothered to try giving up alcohol, smoking and losing weight as it puts a strain on our NHS.
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RampantIvy · 22/08/2021 14:44

Actually more often snoring is a direct result of drinking/smoking too much and being overweight. If you have addressed the afore mentioned and are still snoring then visit your doctor.

This ^^
As I said earlier, I realise that some people snore who are not overweight, or have medical conditions or just have no reason why they snore, but I agree that any kind of snoring that can't be dealt with by losing weight or drinking less should be investigated as it can result in sleep apnoea.

Doctors take sleep apnoea much more seriously these days.

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MidsummerMimi · 23/08/2021 00:33

You need to give the earplugs that you can’t use, to The Snorer to put in their nostrils.

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ilikecheesecake · 23/08/2021 17:32

No one expects absolute silence when camping but having to listen to someone who snores ALL night and not a little snore but the loudest snoring I've ever heard is torture. I slept in the car last night which was uncomfy but not having to listen to that monotonous sound over and over again was worth it. going to get the car all kitted out properly tonight seats down and make a proper bed in the boot.

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Thevoiceofreason2021 · 23/08/2021 20:04

When I gave birth there were 6 mums + babies on the ward. The lady opposite had her husband stay for 3 nights and his snoring could have woken the dead. Now that is inconsiderate. With camping just use earplugs. They won’t block it out completely but will muffle it enough to be bearable and you will still be able to hear the kids

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VK456 · 23/08/2021 20:12

@Franklyfrost
Thank you

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VK456 · 23/08/2021 20:14

@Carycy
Thank you

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CantChatNow · 23/08/2021 20:21

Tbh I’ve heard all sorts through tent walls (including one particularly awful night where the entire campsite heard a couple shagging until someone brave shouted “we can all hear you you know!”)
I think if you want to control completely the environment you’re sleeping in you’re better off in a holiday cottage. It’s pot luck who you end up with and different people definitely have different expectations for their environment. YABU to say that people who snore shouldn’t camp!

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AllTheUsernamesAreAlreadyTaken · 23/08/2021 20:27

@Thevoiceofreason2021

When I gave birth there were 6 mums + babies on the ward. The lady opposite had her husband stay for 3 nights and his snoring could have woken the dead. Now that is inconsiderate. With camping just use earplugs. They won’t block it out completely but will muffle it enough to be bearable and you will still be able to hear the kids

That is so unbelievably selfish. What a rubbish start for you! The first night is the only one where baby actually sleeps for the next 10 months/ years
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MakeMathsFun · 23/08/2021 22:27

There are often many other sounds at night in the great outdoors, such as running water, wind, creaking trees, traffic, crickets chirping, animal footsteps, owls, sheep bleating, etc. So, even if there was no snoring, its highly likely that other noises would disturb a light sleeper anyway. So if you don't like the sound of (natural) sounds, then don't camp in a tent!

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