Omg DH's snoring is interfering with my sleep!!!

posted 3 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Lemon-Squeezy:  Were you using the foam earplugs?  If they were falling out you weren’t putting them in properly.  I have to wear earplugs every night because FI snoring is so bad.  He refuses to see a doctor about it, but I’m hoping he will eventually go.  There are times I hear him over my earplugs it is so bad, and I will nudge him so he rolls over into a position where it is not as bad.  He will get mad at me for waking him up, but my response is “so it is ok for you to keep me up all night but I can’t wake you up momentarily and we both go back to sleep?” that usually stops his complaining.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I had this issue too. DH started wearing those BreatheRight strips and that helps a lot. Aside from that I’ll sometimes take a benedryl about an hour before bed and it helps me get into a deeper sleep so he won’t wake me up, or if he does I can roll him over and go back to sleep easily.

I had tried ear plugs as well but ran into the issue of being able to hear myself breathing and that was just… no. I’d also looked into a device that’s basically headphones on a headband that connects to your mp3 player so I could drown him out with music but never got one.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Lemon-Squeezy: Definitely try the strips and getting him to sleep in different positions first but if that still doesn’t work, it could be something more serious.

Is he overweight too?  If so, it may be sleep apnea and he should get a check up just to be safe.  My mom and I went on a girls trip together and she snored so badly I barely the slept the whole weekend.  I encouraged her to see the doctor about it and after a sleep test she was diagnosed with sleep apnea.  It can be fatal because it causes the heart to stop beating intermittantly.  My mom now sleeps with an air flow device which alleviates the symptoms.  Her doctor told her that I saved her life by sending her in.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Lemon-Squeezy:  He uses the max strength ones (we get them at Sam’s). He’s also constantly congested so they help with that as well.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If he’s snoring loud enough to keep you awake he should be assesed by his doctor and possibly have a polsomnnogram. In the meantime keep him off his back. 

Remedies like sprays and nose strips are scamola. 

FTR I’m a lab tech in a sleep lab. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Buy a powerful, good-quality box fan. I don’t know how people sleep without them.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

Get a white noise machine or leave a fan running on low at night. It will help you block out some of the sound

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve learned that if I cuddle up to DH, he turns on his side and stops snoring.

Which is good, because before I just shoved him with my foot when he’d wake me up snoring!

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

My fiancé is a big snorer too. What helps us is to prop him up with pillows so he’s at an angle, not flat on his back. Or when he sleeps on his side it’s better too. I feel your pain…

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Lemon-Squeezy:  They are. Snoring occurs in your upper airway. Stenting your nostrils open can help for congestion, but have no effect on the airway. Sprays are helpful for congestion, allergies, post nasal drip and to some extent inflammation. Very minimal usefulness for snoring.

 

Sleep apnea can be life threatening, and over time causes other health problems. He may also be having UARs, not OSA. (Long story short his snoring causes sleep fragmentation)

 

If he is overweight and feels tired/sleepy during the day or anything like that I would not be waiting to get him tested.

 

Keep an eye out for body jerks, kicking, things like that. 

 

 

Edited sorry. My dang “y” is sticking on this keyboard. Ugh. 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Ugh, I feel you. I have to wear ear plugs to bed though even when we don’t sleep together. Bad habit I got into when my sister and her newborn stayed with us for a while. I can hear him over my ear plugs as well and I used to gently nudge him to roll over but most of the time that lead to him rolling towards me and snoring right in my ear so I took to just physically turning him away from me. Sometimes he wakes up cranky but normally I just say “You are snoring really loud, please turn over” and he grumbles and does it.
Something we just have to live with and adapt to I guess. We tried the Breathe Right(?) strips and those didn’t do anything but wind up getting stuck in my hair in the middle of the night and pulling the skin off his nose.

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