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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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JenniferAllisonPhillipaSue · 20/08/2021 08:07

I don't know, I never hear other campers snoring, I get off to sleep beautifully, yet the next morning people mutter about the loud noise Grin Grin Grin

DH tells me that I actually snore less / am quieter when camping.

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FlorallyBankrupt · 20/08/2021 08:11

@ShinyHappySummers

You can't seem to buy my exact ones any more, but I've got something similar to these:

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Simplelobsterhat · 20/08/2021 08:11

Also, are there any GPs on here who can confirm how they would react if someone came to see them asking for medical investigation for sometimes snoring. I had assumed it was a normal thing that everyone sometimes did and a gp would laugh you out of there, so I am genuinely surprised by the number of people who are a) sure they never snore and b) think it is unreasonable nor to have got medical help.
Genuine question- perhaps my assumptions about a certain amount of snoring being normal are wrong?

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Birminghambloke · 20/08/2021 08:13

Most people snore. Those who think they don’t often have very polite or tolerant partners. Those who claim they don’t snore often do other noises- snuffles, snorts, rattles or sleep talking. I don’t think any of us can comment.
It’s not always weight related. A super fit instructor / PT with high muscle and low body fat snores! Although certain factors can exacerbate it.
If you don’t want disturbed sleep, don’t go to a campsite. As PP have said, you’ll hear everything. I’d not ever camp for these reasons, even though, when tired, I sleep through anything.

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girlmom21 · 20/08/2021 08:15

@Simplelobsterhat I'm not medically trained in any way but my dad has had various procedures on his nose which are all snoring related and have all helped reduce the issue in some way. He hardly snores at all now whereas when we were growing up you could hear him clearly wherever you were Grin

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Shakespeare79 · 20/08/2021 08:16

Another thread that confirms what I already suspected- camping is awful !

I do think snoring is worse than all those other sounds people have mentioned though - foxes and birds etc. It’s the relentless repetition of snoring that is so soul-destroying. My husband occasionally snores (not often) and it does make me ratty.

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MsMiaWallace · 20/08/2021 08:17

We've just got back from camping. My dog snores to high heaven! Bet everyone thought it was me or DH.

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LavenderAskew · 20/08/2021 08:17

I think maybe there needs to be separate campsite for snorers. Leave them to it, it'll be like a race to who can get to sleep first there. Even better put it under a dome (like Centre Parcs is supposed to be)

What you're feeling here is the frustration of living with a snorer. The whole resent that they are asleep, the feeling it's selfish and they are smuggly showing off how well they are sleeping.

I'm impressed you got this far in life without encountering it. Not usual feelings you're encountering. (Well ignoring the ones that think it's "comforting" and other mad things like that, but they are insane (probably sleep deprivation).)

There's not a lot you can do about it: ear plugs or become a lesbian 😃. Though not sure how the last one helps with camping- let us know if it works.

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Mumteedum · 20/08/2021 08:19

I just had an overnight stay ina hotel. It was beautifully quiet apart from the room next door had a thunderous snorer. I heard nothing else from their room at all. I would likely have slept through it if they hadn't allowed their children to run loudly up the corridor and slam the door on the way in. Snoring is dreadful.

Hell is other people.

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SoupDragon · 20/08/2021 08:20

There's not a lot you can do about it: ear plugs or become a lesbian 😃. Though not sure how the last one helps with camping- let us know if it works.

How does becoming a lesbian help with living with a snorer?

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JurassicPark101 · 20/08/2021 08:20

I climbed Kilimanjaro about a decade ago with a group of about a dozen of us. By day 3 one of the tents had to be pitched about 200 metres away as one of the group sounded like a Harley Davidson. It meant another one of the tents had to have 3 people squeezed into it and it was just absolutely grim. Snoring man thought it was absolutely hilarious and said it happened wherever he went. It was so inconsiderate, he knew he snored and admitted a nose clip pretty much stopped it but it was a bit uncomfortable so he didn’t use it. We were all so knackered after a week of this that there was one guy on the trip who got pretty close to hitting him.

As long as snorers are doing everything they can to stop snoring then I think that’s the best you can hope for.

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bigbluebus · 20/08/2021 08:23

There are varying degrees of snoring. My DH snores a bit from time to time - a sharp poke in the ribs normally stops it. But we were also on a campsite last week where I swear the world's loudest snorer was camped the other side of the hedge behind us. Night 1 I got virtually no sleep at all. Our friend had been there the previous night and said the snorer kept him awake all night too. As the week went on the snoring did seem to get quieter although still consistent throughout the night. Not sure if the reduced volume was due to alcohol consumption (his and/or ours), fresh air, or if the snorer had taken some steps to reduce the noise having heard us discussing the loud snoring!

It is not that easy to just move tents (we did consider it) and you can't guarantee you're not just moving nearer to another noise.

It's not just camping where you have to endure the snoring of strangers though - anyone spent sleepless nights on a hospital ward listening to the snorer - and you generally don't choose to be there or not!

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LavenderAskew · 20/08/2021 08:25

Oh to clarify, my Snorers-campsite-under-a-dome idea will be for those who snore night, people who snore occasionally will be allowed in the nonsnoring campsite. Where there will be long sticks that are there for poking those that occasionally snore.

Anyone who thinks they are not a snorer but are will be removed overnight and find find themselves under the dome when they wake up. Their polite and tolerate parent will be in the other campsite.

The two campsites will be near each other, and can mix during none sleeping hours. I'm not a monster!!

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Feelingmardy · 20/08/2021 08:26

Last time I went camping, a couple of people woke me up when using the toilet at night. Shall we ask people with weak bladders, prostate problems, or who are pregnant to not camp too? Early wakers wake many people up to, so would it be reasonable to ask everyone to make no noise before 8 am and to make sure their kids don't either?

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GCrebel · 20/08/2021 08:26

@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.

Was going to say this too. Magimix on, magimix off sounds like a good description of sleep apnoea to me. Especially if it’s accompanied by pauses.

If you love your snorers get them assessed. For their health & everyone else’s sanity.
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LavenderAskew · 20/08/2021 08:27

@SoupDragon

There's not a lot you can do about it: ear plugs or become a lesbian 😃. Though not sure how the last one helps with camping- let us know if it works.

How does becoming a lesbian help with living with a snorer?

You're not read the thread properly have you?

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LavenderAskew · 20/08/2021 08:28

You've not you're!!!

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tigger1001 · 20/08/2021 08:30

I would think if you can't tolerate noise then camping isn't for you.

Snoring is just a fact of life. My old next door neighbour snored loud enough that I could hear him when I was up feeding my baby. Should he have moved so he didn't disturb me?

Have heard snoring when staying in hotels too, so for these suggesting snorers only stay in hotels - that doesn't work either.

When sleeping in close proximity to others hearing snoring is just one of these things.

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Vbree · 20/08/2021 08:33

YANBU but camping on a cramped site probably isn't the best idea for a good nights sleep. It's quite inconsiderate for a heavy snorer to be inflicting that on others. My husband snores like there's no tomorrow. It's awful. Even ear plugs don't drown it out. I think many people who snore are quite overweight, and it's due to fat around the neck. Not the case in everyone of course.

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Silvergreen · 20/08/2021 08:34

I'd like to ban children from camping. The little cunts always wake everyone else up too early.

Of course you can wear earplugs, stop being a martyr.

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lubeybooby · 20/08/2021 08:36

YABU, loads of people snore - get a hotel, chalet or cabin if you can't tolerate noise. Expecting a fully silent camping trip seems a bit daft - if it's not snorers it will be screaming foxes and barn owls, upset children, god knows what else. Camping is cheap because it lacks comfort including noise insulation.

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GintyMcGinty · 20/08/2021 08:37

Snoring is not a choice.

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x2boys · 20/08/2021 08:40

@SoupDragon

There's not a lot you can do about it: ear plugs or become a lesbian 😃. Though not sure how the last one helps with camping- let us know if it works.

How does becoming a lesbian help with living with a snorer?

Early in the thread a poster said she was glad she was a lesbian, so didnt have to put up with male partners snoring
Obviously women never snore.......
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Silvergreen · 20/08/2021 08:41

@SoupDragon

There's not a lot you can do about it: ear plugs or become a lesbian 😃. Though not sure how the last one helps with camping- let us know if it works.

How does becoming a lesbian help with living with a snorer?

Stop being facetious. Snoring is a serious problem that disturbs the sleep of millions of women. Not only do men snore more, they give less of a shit about addressing it to help their partners sleep. So yes being a lesbian does help. Your risk of Domestic violence and being raped also improve by being a lesbian.

Yours, A lesbian 🙄
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Etulosba · 20/08/2021 08:41

I'd like to ban children from camping. The little always wake everyone else up too early.

We once had a group of children playing hide and seek before 7 am. Three of them thought that hiding under our trailer tent, essentially under our bed, was a good idea.

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