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Snoring on an Airplane?

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#1
I was on a overnight flight this week. The lights were dimmed for several hour. Many people were sleeping. Not the best sleep... but sleeping.
What I noticed was, no one was snoring.
A hundred people “sleeping” and, no one was snoring.

In an Albergue, snoring is really common.
In a room of 6 people, a couple of them will snore.

Questions...

Why was the airplane not full of Snoring People?
-because they were sitting?
-because their wife jabbed them in the ribs when they started?
-thin air?
-I was lucky that night?

Would it help if Albergues used chairs that barely reclined (instead us bunk beds) and played loud engine noises?
 

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Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
#5
I was on a overnight flight this week. The lights were dimmed for several hour. Many people were sleeping. Not the best sleep... but sleeping.
What I noticed was, no one was snoring.
A hundred people “sleeping” and, no one was snoring.

In an Albergue, snoring is really common.
In a room of 6 people, a couple of them will snore.

Questions...

Why was the airplane not full of Snoring People?
-because they were sitting?
-because their wife jabbed them in the ribs when they started?
-thin air?
-I was lucky that night?

Would it help if Albergues used chairs that barely reclined (instead us bunk beds) and played loud engine noises?
aname4me, I truly believe you ought to rush straight to the patent office...
 

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frances 2017
#6
I was on a overnight flight this week. The lights were dimmed for several hour. Many people were sleeping. Not the best sleep... but sleeping.
What I noticed was, no one was snoring.
A hundred people “sleeping” and, no one was snoring.

In an Albergue, snoring is really common.
In a room of 6 people, a couple of them will snore.

Questions...

Why was the airplane not full of Snoring People?
-because they were sitting?
-because their wife jabbed them in the ribs when they started?
-thin air?
-I was lucky that night?

Would it help if Albergues used chairs that barely reclined (instead us bunk beds) and played loud engine noises?
I now have a song running through my head and I wish it would stop. To the tune of John Denver's "Leaving on a Jet Plane, it starts like this, "No snoring on an airplane, Don't think I'll complain......"
 
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#8
I was on a overnight flight this week. The lights were dimmed for several hour. Many people were sleeping. Not the best sleep... but sleeping.
What I noticed was, no one was snoring.
A hundred people “sleeping” and, no one was snoring.

In an Albergue, snoring is really common.
In a room of 6 people, a couple of them will snore.

Questions...

Why was the airplane not full of Snoring People?
-because they were sitting?
-because their wife jabbed them in the ribs when they started?
-thin air?
-I was lucky that night?

Would it help if Albergues used chairs that barely reclined (instead us bunk beds) and played loud engine noises?
The answer is, it depends. Generally, sleeping while upright or reclined reduces snoring in people who snore relative to a sinus congestion issue. These folks, myself included, snore mightily when That lay flat. But sleeping inclined really helps. At home, I need several pillows, and my wife’s fist...you should see the bruises...

The other possibility is that not many people on your flight had a lot to drink. Alcohol numbs the soft palate at the rear of your throat. When numb, it flops about and induces snoring. Less alcohol generally means less snoring on a plane.

Hope this helps.
 

JabbaPapa

"True Pilgrim"
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#9
Physically exhausted people snore more and louder than others -- that's the discrepancy.

Snoring is rare on night trains too ...

I once shared a 16-20 bed dormitory (8 to 10 bunk beds or so) with two young Spanish women on the Camino Aragonés, who instantly attacked me for my snoring as I walked in and laid eyes on them for the very first time in my life -- which I thought was both unreasonable and aggressive -- I think I grunted in response.

Of course, the two lovelies set up a chorus of sonorous snoring during the night, to which I just quietly giggled, turned over, and went back to sleep against.

Didn't even bother to joke about it in the morning, as I assumed that time and the inevitable discovery by each that the other was a loud snorer would calm their ardour to complain about this natural condition of our sleep.
 
#10
I was on a overnight flight this week. The lights were dimmed for several hour. Many people were sleeping. Not the best sleep... but sleeping.
What I noticed was, no one was snoring.
A hundred people “sleeping” and, no one was snoring.

In an Albergue, snoring is really common.
In a room of 6 people, a couple of them will snore.

Questions...

Why was the airplane not full of Snoring People?
-because they were sitting?
-because their wife jabbed them in the ribs when they started?
-thin air?
-I was lucky that night?

Would it help if Albergues used chairs that barely reclined (instead us bunk beds) and played loud engine noises?
The answer lies with two reasons;

1) Sleep quality
2) Environment

Which can both depend on the condition of the person.

In an airplane, most have rested relatively equally when they board. They do fall asleep but it is not a restful sleep. It is tagged, "restless sleep," as it is noisy and can be also a bumpy ride, neither of which thet would normally experience in their own bed. When so far away from REM sleep, snoring is rare.

In an albergue, just about everyone has walked a lot and are bushed. They have racked uop as their bodies need a decent sleep cycle. This is where REM sleep is accomplished, when the body has been worked hard and needs to replenish. Unfortunately, some sound like they fif not turn off their Harley Davidson before going to be.
 

J Willhaus

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24 May 2016- 14 July CF
Hospitalero, Zamora Dec 15-31, 2017
#11
My husband snores from all positions including on a plane in a seat upright. He actually wore his cpap last trip for a while to give us all a break.
 
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