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Husband snores…seeking recommendations for hotel

After a recent trip with frequently interrupted sleep secondary to my bed partner, I am rethinking my hotel arrangements. Looking for hotel in city center of Prague, Budapest and Vienna that has separate bedroom or living area and elevator.

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I. Feel. Your. Pain.
Can't help with the hotels, but on our last vacation, we employed white noise apps on our phones (We use a sound machine at home) in addition to ear plugs (FFS), and it helped. We kept each phone at each bedside, selected "ocean waves."
On our travels, I often now book two-bedroom apartments, so maybe that's worth a shot as well. Good luck!

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An apartment will be your best bet for separate sleeping areas. Or two separate rooms.

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My two friends and I stayed at Medos Hotel in September, 2019. We reserved a "Family Room" through Booking. There was one bedroom with a full size bed and another bedroom with two twin beds, one bathroom, and a small living area with a couch. The location was good, close to a metro station and was clean. The included breakfast was okay, nothing to write home about but still appreciated.

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If you go to Booking.com, you can put a filter on for " family room."

You don't have to book with them.

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I will just say that I was a snorer and discovered I had sleep apnea. I now use a CPAP machine, and my sleep is 1000% better. I can also sleep in a room with other folks and not disturb them.

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So I found a place with a separate bedroom Hotel Pod Vezi in Prague. We were staying at Hotel Hastal recommended from this forum. We also found Hilton Budapest versus Corinthia Hotel which is opposite of area we wanted. Any pros/cons of either of these places?

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My husband used to snore (quit when he started using a CPAP) but I tried every earplug on the planet and finally found "Happy Ears" they are the best. I told my sister about them and she used them on a recent trip where she shared a room with a snorer and was thrilled. I bought them on-line directly from their website. Give it a try, you'll be glad you did.

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I would suggest a short term rental (Airbnb sort of thing). It really is a good way to get a different perspective on a location. But they make best sense with 3 nights or more.

I'm not crazy about the location of the ones in Budapest posted above, but you could do worse. But a lot depends on how long you are staying and what interests you. In Budapest do make sure they are all legal. Thats simple, ask for the registration number. It is supposed to be printed in the advertisements and solicitations. No number, walk away.

If you are traveling to Vienna in 2024, be careful with any short term rental because the city has all but made them illegal; or at least that the impression I get from a few articles.

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Has your husband tried nasal strips? It’s a simple low tech way to stop snoring that works for me. I use the Breathe Right brand. Other brands may work as well, but I’ve never tried them.

You can get them on Amazon, and I recently discovered them in the pharmacy section of my grocery store.

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I've tried every product imaginable....so many different types of ear plugs, silicone, foam. noise cancelling....etc.

Happy Ears didn't block out the snoring for me.

I read the GQ article (Sleep Awards 2023) mentioned on the Happy Ears website. The article recommends one additional product called QuietOn 3.1 Sleep Earbuds: https://www.gq.com/story/sleep-awards-2023

These are incredibly expensive ($289) and there are glowing reviews dealing specifically with results for snoring. They actually can be worn by side sleepers so that's a plus. I had high hopes for the QuietOn 3.1.

They work really well for traffic noise, music from other rooms, and TV noise from a distance but had very little effect on snoring noise for me. It seemed that the noise processing works well for predictable noise but not the somewhat unpredictable patterns in snoring. It's also difficult because the snoring is so explosive and close and it's probably physically shaking the nearby sleeper.

After my disappointment I discovered less glowing reports on FB and other places. It seemed most everyone found little QuietOn provided little help with snoring. They are sourced from outside the US so it's costly to return them for a refund. It's an expensive experiment.

After many years of dealing with this issue I've come to the conclusion there's nothing that will help us. So it's still ambien and covering my head with pillows (when an extra pillow is available!), blankets and duvets. That gets too warm and that wakes me anyway. Once my partner couldn't awake me when I took an ambien dose close to my maximum so that can be an issue too.

Obtaining 2 rooms becomes an expensive proposition but relationships really can be destroyed by snoring. I suppose we could both get single supplements for RS tours but my luck I'd be kept awake by his snoring through a thin wall!

I don't place the full blame on the snorer as I'm sure I suffer from misophonia - there are sounds that will make me berserk which might not bother others. The sound of distant thumping bass at a neighborhood party seems to amplify in my brain. Any outdoor noises can keep me from sleeping so I am always attempting to block noise. It takes two to really create a problem! Not every senior will suffer from hearing loss....mine has changed very little over time.