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Sleeping well on a trek is very important. If you don't sleep well, the entire trek goes for a toss. Under this circumstance, what do you do if your tent-partner snores? What's the best strategy to sleep well even if you are unfortunate to have a snoring tent-mate.

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ūü§£¬†This is really a legit question! It might feel really irritating to have someone snoring beside you, when you really need a good night sleep. Trust me, when you have walked for 7-8 hours on the trek, your body will be too tired. you will fall asleep¬†easily , just a matter of initial 5 minutes. however you can get earplugs¬†or plug into headphones.

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All you can do is, pray mountain gods to give you a non-snoring tent mate¬†ūüėÖ¬†I have legit asked people directly and indirectly if they snore or not before the trek starts and tried to team up with them for tent sharing. But have been stuck between 2 snoring members as well, which felt like sleeping in a traffic jam with a dolby surround system. Also some people snore so loudly that not just your tent but they can disturb you even from the neighbouring tent. So it's mainly luck factor end of the day.

But jokes aside I have suffered on most treks and have got used to it to some extent. But can try following things,
1. Try and sleep a bit earlier than the snoring tent mate, once you are asleep after a tiring day good chance of you not getting disturbed by the snoring.
2. Ask them to sleep on their sides and rather than lying on back.
3. Ask them to keep a pillow or something under their head.

Also hoping for more replies on this post (Solutions and Funny Snoring trek stories both), like those snoring trekkers will be laugh reacting and moving on.

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On 10/8/2022 at 8:30 PM, Yash said:

Sleeping well on a trek is very important. If you don't sleep well, the entire trek goes for a toss. Under this circumstance, what do you do if your tent-partner snores? What's the best strategy to sleep well even if you are unfortunate to have a snoring tent-mate.

Hi Yash

I usually go to sleep earlier than my trek mate inside the tent. This is what has worked the best.
The other option is to swap with team members.

I think Kartik has summed up the answer really well. 
Need to try other points that Kartik has pointed out next time - with the change in the side or the pillow option. 

Usually, trekkers who get good deep sleep don't mind changing or swapping.
Even addressing this with the trek leader might help in bringing out a solution within the team. 
 

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