Sleeping Troubles

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

heatherfeather61317 :  I’d suggest that you go to a doctor for your snoring. Does it help the snoring if you sleep on your side? I have to tell Darling Husband to roll onto his side when his snoring wakes me up. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

heatherfeather61317 :  I am the lightest sleeper. My Fiance shifts, I wake up. I have learned to sleep through the snoring (my Fiance snores like a freight train) and now when he is gone, I find it too quiet to sleep! I have found that if his snoring is keeping me up (it gets especially bad during allergy season) I shove him and he will flip over, which will make it subside.

Did you two live together before you were married?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Has he tried wearing earplugs? I live in a loud urban area so I wear them to sleep every night.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

Do you know why you snore? If you don’t, go to the doctor and find out.

He could wear ear plugs or use a white noise machine to drown out your snoring, but that won’t solve the actual problem.

Both of you need to go get checked out.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Darling Husband and I actually sleep in separate rooms, and we have for almost 3 years now. We tried to sleep in the same bed together for a few months, but he kicks, punches and talks in his sleep and it kept me up all night because I am a super light sleeper. It was getting to the point where I was so angry and irritable every single day because I was only getting a couple of hours of sleep at night because of him. I know you say it hurts your feelings when your husband moves to the couch, but really he is doing it for his own sanity and the sake of your relationship when you really get down to it. My H is actually the one who first suggested separate rooms because it was taking a toll on our relationship. One way I tried to fix things (which didn’t work for me because obviously kicking and punching is more severe than snoring) was to get a big box fan and turn it on before bed. It is so loud that it drowns out any noise, so perhaps that may help you and your husband?

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

heatherfeather61317 :  I’m a very light sleeper and snoring definitely keeps me up. My Darling Husband did some research and bought a mouthguard made to prevent snoring. It was around $100, but well worth it. At first he wore it every night, then only when needed. Now he rarely snores anymore. I’m not sure if the mouthguard “trained” him to breathe better, but I would definitely recommend looking into it. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Did you have a home study or an in lab study? OSA can be diagnosed by either, but UARS typically is only dx by in lab psg. Non pathological snoring still has treatment options if you do t have sleep disordered breathing. 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Good earplugs are the only things that allow me to sleep when my husband snores. And I don’t mean the cheap foam kind. I found a type that look like a cork screw and really mold into your ear. They work so well that I’ve had to turn up the volume on my alarm because I wouldn’t always hear it at first. 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

heatherfeather61317 :  ah. Well as an RPSGT I will tell you people are notoriously incorrect when they report what side they sleep on. If it’s only on your back you can buy a device that prevents you from sleeping on your back or sew a tennis ball to a shirt. There are other things like earplugs or elevating the bed or MAD’s ..,, but I wouldn’t play with those without direction from the doctor. Sleep apnea is unfortunately harmful when not treated appropriately. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I am a very light sleeper and Darling Husband is a bad snorer. Honestly, the only thing that has worked for us is sleeping separately or me going to bed way earlier than him, because I can’t get to sleep if I can hear anything, and his snoring makes me really angry because the noise is so annoying. If separate beds is not an option for you, your H could try earplugs or staggered bedtimes.

 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

heatherfeather61317 :  You’re welcome!  The brand is Zyppah. He looked at several different companies and decided this one seemed like the best. Best of luck! Looks like you’re getting a lot of good recommendations here 🙂 

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