(Closed) His snoring is driving me nuts!

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My husband has used those nose strip things…Breathe Right might be what they are called. They worked for him for awhile. I’ve just gotten used to it though and can barely sleep without his snoring.

It’s definitely not awful though.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i have no idea how well this works, but i’ve heard of people sewing a tennis ball into the back of their pajamas so that it prevents them from sleeping on their back, therefore minimizing snoring.

but if your fiance is as heavy a sleep as my husband is, this may not work. the man could sleep thru a tornado, hah.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Birdee106:  Hey my FMIL ship those to us from the states ALL THE TIME. I have terrible sinus issues and FI is a snorer. He snores terribly, and it has helped!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Pinkmoon:  Hi, I’m a polysomnography tech. If he’s having small snores that escalate, then “BAM” a huge snort as you say, you need to have him checked for sleep related  breathing disorders. Especially if he tends to sleep on his back. Breathe right strips are a scam. Snoring occurs in your upper airway, not in your nostrils. 

Seriously, if he’s having apnea, that can be life threatening. Get it checked out properly please. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

This is a horribly rude question, but has he gained weight over the last couple of years?  My fiance never used to snore, and then he gained about 20 lbs over the course of a year or two and it was horrible!  I swear the snoring shook the bed.  But now that he’s dropped the weight, it’s almost completely stopped.  He still snores if he’s sick or if his head is tilted back (like if he falls asleep on the couch), but that’s rare.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

DH wakes me up with his snoring (which is hard to do since I have slept through a search party looking for me with sirens blaring) so I like to smack him really hard when he starts snoring.  Sometimes he wakes up, sometimes he rolls over, and sometimes he continues snoring.  Then I kick him and it usually works.  He wakes up and is like ‘oh babe, I hope I didn’t wake you. I woke myslef up snoring again” when in reality, it was a smack to the chest. every.single.time. works like a charm

I HATE being woken up. 

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Pinkmoon:  Echoing what @YUNO1:   said. He should get a medical assessment.

Post # 11
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526 posts
Busy bee

I take one pink benedryl before bed, works like a charm and DH can snore like an irregular chainsaw and flip and flop all he wants. 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@HappySky7:  I agree, it sounds like it could be sleep apnea!

In that case, a CPAP machine will save both of you.

Or if it’s just a thing that’s going to be going on forever … my aunt and her husband sleep in different rooms. On different floors. That is how loud he snores. It’s certainly not the ideal, but it works for them and keeps them both well-rested and happy!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Pinkmoon:  UGH I totally understand. We are dealing with the SAME thing. He used to snore only when he had a cold, or had been drinking that evening. It got to the point where I was so tired, I would just cry because all I wanted to do was sleep, and I felt like he didnt care – he got to sleep, and I had to suffer through his chainsawing. 

What’s worked for us:

1) Breathe Right Strips – the extra large size. They seem to work better than the smaller ones. Go industrial with that shit. 

2) Claritin. It helps to keep him from being suffed. Just dont take it too close to bedtime or he won’t sleep. 

3) Sleeping on his side. I know you mentioned this in your original post, but it really makes a huge difference. 

If all else fails, smother him and hide the body. 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Pinkmoon:  Here’s an obvious example of what it sounds like. I don’t approve of his friends laughing at him in this video, but this is a good example.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er52aX54zDs

Most apnea patients are not this obvious. Trying to keep him off his back in the mean time may help. The good news is if you’re in Canada the testing and treatment is usually covered. What part of Canada are you in?

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