Snoring Partner, Light SleeperQuiet/stop snoring   -   Surgery   -   Breathe Right Nasal Strips   -   Sleep on side (not b...
-   Noise cancelling headphones   -   Run a fan in the room   -   Astronaut suit with full head “fishbowl” (for light slee...
Help light sleeper sleep through sound, disruptions   -   Sleeping pills   -   Alcohol   -   ExhaustionHelp light sleeper ...
-   Gamify it – light sleeper scores points for sleeping through snoring; snorer scores points for    minimizing snoring- ...
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Crash Course in Creativity Assignment: How Can You Help Snorer with Light Sleeping Partner Sleep Well?

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List of 100 Brainstormed ideas (some better than others) for helping a couple with one snorer and another light sleeper both sleep well through the night.

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Crash Course in Creativity Assignment: How Can You Help Snorer with Light Sleeping Partner Sleep Well?

  1. 1. Snoring Partner, Light SleeperQuiet/stop snoring - Surgery - Breathe Right Nasal Strips - Sleep on side (not back) - Get enough sleep - Keep a regular sleep schedule - Use humidifier - Use anti-snoring mouth guard - Elevate upper body with pillows to release pressure on airway - Raise top half of bed to elevate upper body to release pressure on airway - Eat honey before bedtime - Keep mouth taped shut (breathe through nose only) - Wake snorer when snoring - Apparatus that “hears” snoring and pokes/wakes up snorer briefly to stop snoring - Alarm that senses snoring and wakes snorer - Use anti-snoring pillow - Pillow over face - Snorer loses weight - Avoid alcohol - Avoid sleeping pills - Avoid dairy foods – milk, yogurt, etc. – before bed - Quit smoking - Get allergies treated - Saline spray before bed - Palate strips inside mouth - Anti-snoring mouthpiece - Antihistamine before bed - Soundproof “bulb” over snorer’s head with oxygen source - Cocoon-type full-body “bubble” to fully encapsulate snorer - Astronaut suit with full head “fishbowl” (for snorer) - Snorer never sleeps - Suffocation - Hire mediator to wake snorer when snoring - HypnosisKeep light sleeper from hearing snoring - Earplugs
  2. 2. - Noise cancelling headphones - Run a fan in the room - Astronaut suit with full head “fishbowl” (for light sleeper) - Sound machine – white noise - TV on static for white noise - TV on regular channel all night - Radio on static for white noise - Sleep with window open (if in loud area) to drown out snoring - Music on headphones for light sleeper - Surround sound music for light sleeper - Move to oceanfront property; sleep with windows open - Padded walls (reduce echo) - Special material in bed to “absorb” sound - Waterbed – sounds louder than snoring - Hypnosis - Invent device that makes sounds that “cancel out” snoring sound waves - Whistle in snorer’s mouth to make whistle sound to overwhelm snoring sound.Separate snorer and light sleeper - Snorer sleeps with head under covers; other outside of covers - Sleep head-to-toe - Build retractable wall between them for sleeping - Build permanent wall between them for sleeping - Bunk beds, snorer on top - Separate beds on different sides of same room - Separate rooms - Separate houses - Separate sleep schedules (night vs. day) - Separate sleep schedules (hour on, hour off) - Snorer goes to sleep after other is already asleep (less likely to hear snoring) - Trade child for partner for sleeping - Divorce - MurderGet light sleeper used to snoring/minimize effect - Record snoring; play back louder than actual snoring during night - Record snoring; play throughout the day to help light sleeper become accustomed to it - Practice getting back to sleep easily when woken up by snoring
  3. 3. Help light sleeper sleep through sound, disruptions - Sleeping pills - Alcohol - ExhaustionHelp light sleeper sleep more soundly and/or get back to sleep if woken up - Avoid alcohol at night - Avoid caffeine at night - Avoid nicotine and other stimulants at night - Don’t use bedroom for work, eating, etc. - Remove TV from bedroom - Avoid computer use before bed - Meditation before sleeping – forget stressors - Keep pen and paper nearby – write down things you are worried about forgetting so you can relax - Try hot bath before bed to relax - Herbal tea before bed to relax (unless it makes you have to get up to go the bathroom at night) - Avoid napping during the day - Avoid liquids before bed (if it forces you to go to bathroom during the night) - Exercise during the day - Read just before bed - Crosswords or other mind exercises before bed - Keep room very dark during sleep - Keep room comfortable temperature - New bed that won’t squeak with movement - New bed that won’t shake other person with movement - Keep glass of water near bed so you don’t have to get up if thirsty during the night - Try magnesium and calcium together for better sleeping - Try aromatherapy before bed to relax - Try melatonin before bed for better sleeping - Yoga before bed - Meditation before bed - Eat a banana before bedTake Advantage of Snoring - Device that takes snoring and turns it into soothing sounds – ocean waves, etc.
  4. 4. - Gamify it – light sleeper scores points for sleeping through snoring; snorer scores points for minimizing snoring- Record awful snoring; video goes viral; earn money to pay for any remedy- Create reality show about couple dealing with snoring; become next Kardashians

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