Post # 1
My husband and I didn’t move in together until we got married, so in the past six months, I’ve had the super fun discovery that he’s a snorer! Combine that with the fact that I’m an extremely light sleeper, and you’ve got one tired newlywed.
In his defense, he only snores when he sleeps on his back, and it’s not terribly loud — just loud enough to disturb me. Sometimes, I try to roll him over to make him lie on his side, but that usually just results in waking him up, which I guess causes the snoring to stop. But I feel bad waking him up all of the time.
Does your husband/FI/SO snore? How do you deal with it?
Post # 3
Admission time: I’m a horrible wife. I’m also a light sleeper, and Darling Husband is a snorer (although apparently so am I when I’m really dead asleep, lol). When he starts snoring, I tug at the sheets (pull them down or just slide them around), so it sort of stirs him and he turns over on his own. I used to give him a little kick foot nudge, but it woke him up, so I find the sheet technique works well 😉
Post # 4
My husband only snores when he’s sick, which has been all of this past week!
Could you try the breathe right strips? I’ve heard they work wonders! Otherwise, I have no issue rolling my husband over. He falls right back to sleep! As long as your Darling Husband does the same, no issue!
Post # 5
Mine used to. I think losing weight made it go away, or just having a better bed. He was awful in college when we shared a twin (oh, the horror) and pretty bad in our first apartment when we had a full. Now with our queen, he almost never snores – but he’s also 45 lb. lighter, so I’m not sure which is the cause for change.
It’s awful, but I used to kinda… smack him in the face (verrrrry lightly) when he’d do it in the middle of the night and I was grumpy from being woken up. Otherwise, yeah, I’d try rolling him over to a better position but that rarely worked. I finally learned to sleep with it!
Maybe try getting him those breathe right strips to sleep in?
Post # 6
Yes my Fiance snores and loud and in every position you can think off lol but in his defense he only snores when he is stuffed up or really exausted. If I fall asleep before him and can sleep all night, but if he happens to fall asleep before me then I’m in trouble cuz I won’t be able to fall asleep. I wear ear plugs when he falls asleep before me.
Post # 7
@bakerella: Hah! I know exactly what you mean. I sometimes try to roll around/readust a bit, just enough so that he stirs and maybe turns over. A couple of nights, I’ve just poked him on the chest until he either wakes or stops. But I feel like such a meanie to wake him up all the time!
Post # 8
We don’t always sleep together. He snores and a cricket will wake me up. We have 2 beds, so its silly for me to lay awake in the middle of the night listening to him sleep when I can go in another room and have a restful night.
Post # 9
Yes!! I hate it! The routine is that I have to be in bed at the same time as him and ready to go to sleep otherwise he will start snoring and I will be up the rest of the night.
I don’t feel bad about waking him to move him (he snores on his back and on his stomach). I really want him to get checked out because his mom has sleep apnea and I am pretty sure I’ve heard him do the snort where he catches his breath after he stops breathing.
Once when we first started dating Fiance was at my parents’ house in the kitchen and he asked me if I saw a truck outside because he heard a noise.. um nope, that ain’t no truck, that’s my dad snoring on the couch!
ETA: I think the worst is that he denies it!! I’ve had to record him snoring to prove to him. If I wake him up and tell him to turn over his response is “I wasn’t snoring, what are you talking about?” lol He also has what I like to call sleep turette’s, he swears and yells in his sleep when he’s otherwise a very calm guy who never swears.
Post # 10
Oh hun, I empathize with you. I know that I’m a snorer myself, but my Darling Husband can sleep through ANYTHING (i.e. storms, earthquakes, alarms). I, however, am not lucky enough to sleep through his snoring. I typically tap him with my foot or fake cough so that he moves! I also try to cover my head with the comforter to shield the sound. I just might have to try Bakerella’s sheet strategy! LOL
Post # 11
@2PeasinaPod: @jocember: Thanks for the insight! We might try the Breathe Right strips. I know he feels terrible for keeping me up at night. And, haha, maybe I’ll just keep rolling him over, too. 🙂
@couawilou: Oh you poor thing! That sounds much worse than what I’m dealing with. Maybe someone will reply with advice that can help you, too!
Post # 12
Have you tried wearing ear plugs? They might not block out all the noise, but they’d probably help.
Post # 13
@Gemstone: Seriously, I pull down the sheets (which is especially effective in winter when it’s cold) and if he wakes up and gives me a sleepy stink eye, I just look at him and say “What?? Go back to sleep? Why are you looking at me like that?!” LOL!!!!
Post # 14
SO snores, and sometimes it’s quite loud. It still wakes me from time to time but I’ve found that I eventually got used to it. A friend of mine used to wear ear plugs. If it’s only on his back roll him onto his side 🙂
Post # 15
@bakerella: I wake SO up and tell him to hush down!! LOL.
Post # 16
@MrsPinkPeony: Ooh, that’s nice! We only have the one bed right now. I did try to sleep on the couch one night, but it’s just nowhere near as comfortable as our bed!
@Ms. Martian: Ooh, the sleep apnea thing is a really good point. My husband’s breath catches every now and then. I wonder if I should be worried? Although, my in-laws are horrible snorers, so I guess I should have figured that my husband inherited it!
@melisslp: Fake cough? Love it. I’ll try it. 🙂
@Lemma: I hope it doesn’t come to earplugs, but if that’s what I need to sleep, I’m willing!