Post # 1
My guy snores so loudly ALL NIGHT LONG that I can’t sleep with him. I have used an environmental machine and earplugs, but it goes right thru. Honestly, I’m so crabby when I get up I am starting to resent him.
My solution is to build him his own bedroom where he can actually sleep after cuddling, but he is offended and doesn’t see the need. I honestly don’t understand how he gets a restful night’s sleep.
He’s hurt and I’m resentful.
How do you handle a terrible snorer?
Post # 2
Girl. I feel your pain.
Make him wear a nose strip. It’s heaven sent and has calmed down my FI’s snoring quite a bit.
Post # 3
We cuddle, and then I go sleep in the other room. I know it bugs my SO but having a good night sleep is important Too. in some ways our relationship is better for it because I don’t resent him and we both wake up more rested. He needs to not take it personally. I’ve tried everything too. He needs to take some action himself if it bothers him so much. go to the doctor. I am 99.999 percent sure he has sleep apnea but he needs to go get tested. I could sleep with the machine going but he hasn’t gone. This is an issue that affects both of you. He needs to realize that sleeping in different rooms does not mean there is something wrong with the relationship.
Post # 4
OMGMrsW2B: We tried the nose strips AND the mouthpiece you see advertised on TV. I’m literally at my wits end,
Post # 5
arosebyanyothername: Has he been checked out for sleep apnea? Snoring is a main symptom.
A more temporary solution – could you try going to sleep first? Or possibly get some noise-cancelling headphones? Not sure if they would work while you are laying down, but worth a try!
Post # 6
Has he been to see a doctor?
Post # 7
arosebyanyothername: Annoying you might be the least of your SO’s worries! Sleep apnea is a serious condition and could cause death if not treated. Seriously, your SO should request a sleep study to see if he has sleep apnea. My SO has severe sleep apnea. He would snore super loud and would wake not rested and had trouble staying awake during most activities i.e. working at a computer, watching tv, and the scariest of them all, DRIVING! The bi-pap machine he uses to help him breathe is so quiet compared to what used to be coming out of his mouth, I’m in heaven! It’s a win-win for both of us
Post # 8
He might have sleep apnea. I would ask him to consult with his primary care doctor about the snoring issues. This is something he has to bring up himself. If you want to, record the loudness/amplitude of his snoring and play it back to him. If he is appearing to be tired throughout the day, he might and most probably has sleep apnea. The doctor will need to refer him to get a sleep study done. His oxygen levels may be low, in any case, even if it is not a concern, a sleep study should be done.
Post # 9
Agree with PPs. That could be sleep apnea. My dad used to have a major snoring problem. I slept in a room across the house from him and it still came in loud and clear. He got a bi-pap machine and he’s been sleeping more soundly since he got it too. Ask him to see a doctor, there could be something bigger and more dangerous going on.
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN
Has he been checked for sleep apnea? My dad has it and needs to sleep with a breathing machine. It’s kind of noisy, but not as bad as snoring.
Post # 11
Oh, yeah. I know *exactly* how you feel. I have to wear earplugs that are designed for shooting ranges and I can still hear my husband snoring. Worse, it escalates like he’s snoring in scales, and then he jerks and flails at the crescendo. I’ve been elbowed in the head and face more times than I can count. He didn’t believe me until I filmed it and showed him. I spend a lot of nights on the couch, which sucks because my contribution to our household was a brand new bedroom set and mattress. I rarely get to enjoy it. Yep.
Post # 12
My fiancé doesn’t snore thank God. But my sister told me that her husband snores really really bad. On their honeymoon (their first night together) he had to sleep on the living room of their honeymoon suite :/ that’s how bad it is lol
Post # 13
arosebyanyothername: If he doesnt realize how bad he is 1) record him 2) every time he snores and wakes you up or keeps you up, wake him up. He’ll realize it soo enough!
Post # 14
I agree with PP – he should really get checked to make sure it’s not sleep apnea. Really intense snoring is one of the signs, as is not getting restful sleep/being tired throughout the day. Record his snoring (because if he’s like my DH, he doesn’t believe that he snores at all) so he can hear how bad it is – it might be the kick he needs to talk to his doctor. Maybe tell him that if he wants to continue to sleep in the same bedroom, you need him to at the very least get checked out. The snoring could also be due to bad allergies/sinus problems/asthma as well. He might consider speaking with an ENT as well as a sleep specialist.
My DH snores like a bear when he’s been drinking, and I usually just sleep in a different room when it’s really bad. Luckily, on most nights when his snoring gets bad, I just shake him and tell him to roll over and he stops.
I hope you guys are able to figure out something that works for you both!
Post # 15
My partner occasionally snores and keeps me awake, but usually one or both of the dogs is the one doing the snoring. I’m actually a very poor/light sleeper, and my partner’s occasional snoring is the least of my worries in that regard!