Post # 1
Lately, I’ve been having a problem dealing with my FI’s snoring. Either I’ve been unable to get to sleep because of it or he wakes me up in the middle of the night. I usually wake him up and let him know that he’s snoring, but I feel bad about doing that. One night, we had to sleep in different rooms which I really hated (especially cuz we only get 2 nights a week to sleep together due to his work schedule). I really need to get sleep for work so this is a big problem. He has tried pills and breathe-right strips from the drug store, but they did not work. I think maybe he should make a doctor’s appointment about it, but I’m not sure if there’s any prescriptions available to prevent/stop snoring. I really hate being grumpy in the mornings which is what happens when I don’t get enough sleep.
I know it could be worse since we don’t sleep together every night and it’s only happened a few times lately, but I don’t want it to get worse in the future.
Anyone else have to deal with this?
Post # 3
We both snore so I think we cancel each other out. There have been times where he’s woken me up because it’s so loud but that’s normally only when I’m sick. The only way I know he’s really sleeping is when he’s snoring.
My mother snores so bad that my dad has to sleep in another room. This has been going on for years.
My FFIL was recently diagnosed with sleep apnea and the doctors said that the snoring was a symptom of that.
If it’s keeping you up and the OTC remedies haven’t helped then it’s probably best to seek medical help. I’m not normally one to suggest going to a doctor (I HATE doctors and I avoid them at all costs) but if it’s screwing with your sleep, then it’s probably something that he should get checked out.
Post # 4
Thanks. I don’t think I snore very often, but he has told me that he heard me once. Yikes, I couldn’t imagine sleeping in seperate rooms for years. I love sleeping next to him so I don’t want that to happen.
It can’t hurt to get it checked out I think and it may be possible that he has sleep apnea cuz he has asthma and allergies.
Post # 5
My BF snores a lot. Before I moved in with him, I would sometimes leave and sleep on the couch. But I refused to keep doing that when we started living together. He tried breathe right strips and they didn’t work. He was going to try elevating the bed a few inches (just at the head of the bed, it’s supposed to help), but we found a different solution.
Now, whenever he wakes me up with his snoring, I grab my ear plugs and pop those in. It’s really amazing, they drown out enough of his noise so that I can sleep, yet I can still hear my alarm in the morning.
However, CaitMarae is right, and this can be a sign of sleep apnea. So if he has any other symptoms it might be a good idea just to get that checked.
Post # 6
I used to snore a lot. It was my tonsils…they were huge and chronically infected. It is a very common cause of snoring. I had them removed (because of the infections, not snoring) and I had sinus surgery (had infection there too) and fixed my deviated septum. Best thing I ever did! I breathe so much better, I can actually blow my nose and I don’t have to breathe through my mouth at night anymore. So awesome.
Google reasons for snoring and think about what it might be. It is a fixable problem. Not saying surgery is the answer, just wanted to share my experience. 🙂
Post # 7
My SO doesn’t “snore”.
HE CHOPS DOWN RAINFORESTS.
Post # 8
So doesn’t snore…but I do and he hates it. lol If I get real bad he usually nudges me so I wake up and then he hurries to sleep. lol
Post # 9
@2bMrsG: If you slept together every night it’s easier. When DH and I spend a couple nights apart, I find that the snoring bothers me again, however, I find it to be hard to fall asleep without when I’m away. It lulls me to sleep or something, like a baby in a car.
Post # 10
Dudeguy used to snore A LOT, and it got worse after we moved in. I bought him the Sona anti-snore pillow, and was a bit skeptical at first. This thing looks weird, but works like a dream.
Post # 11
My husband snores every minute he is asleep… but its only really bad when he’s on his back. When he is on his side its much quieter and doesn’t bother me. So I generally just roll him over when he pops onto his back. I feel badly bc sometimes he doesn’t want to roll and I have to ask to roll over which he always seems annoyed about– but in the morning he always says its fine its just that he’s cranky when I wake him haha.
I’ve heard a solution for this is to sew a tennis ball into the back of a shirt that he sleeps in (so when he rolls to his back it is uncomfortable and he naturally stays on his side) but I don’t think DH would let me do that heh
Post # 12
I’m not trying to scare you ladies, but snoring is something that should be addressed by a doctor. Many times snoring is actually Apnea. Apnea is very hard on the heart. My FI snored like a freight train. I’m talking “wake the neighbors” loud. I had to sleep with earplugs, that hardly worked. I finally got him to go to the dr and he’s got the worse case of Apnea his specialist has seen in 25 years. Turns out he was going without Oxygen for 40 minutes of every hour he was “sleeping”. He was never entering REM sleep. It was awful. A CPAP seriously changed our lives.
PS: You don’t have to be obese/fat to have Apnea. It’s actually caused by a weak signal in the brain that is supposed to tell the throat to stay open. As you fall asleep, the signal gets weaker and the muscles of the throat relax onto themselves. Many times the loud sounds made during snoring are actually the tissues of the throat being pulled backwards into the airway as the person struggles to breathe.
Post # 13
@futuremrshc: I don’t disagree that if snoring is bad enough then a doctor should be consulted. But some snoring is perfectly normal and not always a sign of apnea.
Post # 14
@smiley3: The National Sleep Foudation says otherwise. Any amount of snoring is abnormal, it means that the air flow is interrupted. This can be caused by enlarged tonsils and adenoids, yes. But that is not always the case. Regardless of the cause, snoring is not normal and it is not harmless.
Post # 15
I thank god my SO does not snore.
Funny story to share:
My friend had gained some weight and it caused her to snore a lot more, pretty badly. Her then-boyfriend obviously was bothered so he decided to RECORD her snoring to make her see how bad it was. I thought that was kind of mean, but funny…
Post # 16
Yes! OMG I swear, he woke me up last night. It’s usually not bad but his allergies have been bothering him so this last week has been particularly erm…melodious. We’ve found that getting him an extra pillow to prop him up a little bit helps immensely.