This was the Good Question the other night and Paul and I just looked at each other and laughed. Can snoring be stopped? LOL!! NO! OH HELL NO!!!
Snoring. I’d like to have a quarter for the amount of times Paul and I either talked about it or fought about it. We’d be rich.
Anyone who sleeps with a snorer knows how miserable it is to lay there night after night and nudging them to roll over and finally giving up and moving to the couch. The snorer then treats you like the bad guy. Oy Vey!!
With Paul, his “snoring” isn’t like the sound of a train passing through. It doesn’t shake the room and bed. There are no fireworks. It’s more like puffing sounds and mouth noises that NEVER stop. It sounds like a little orchestra coming out of his mouth. You never know which sound is going to come out. He also tosses and turns all night and when he moves like that, I did too. There were many restless nights that I felt like I was on a trampoline!
He tried these Breathe Right strips for a while but like anything else, it was a pain in the butt to put them on and after a while he just gave up. If I were to walk this earth again, I’d always have had my own room and my own bed. The last 15 years have been the best sleeping for me and had I known it was this easy, neither of us would have had to go through what we did.
They did say in the story that there are ways to “try” to get the snorer to stop. Lose weight. No alcohol. Sure, those are all very easy things to do! People just say those things like they are such an easy thing to do. “All you have to do is lose weight!” Sure!! I think it’s safe to say if you’ve snored for 40 years, you’re not going to stop.
Are you a snorer? Do you sleep with a snorer? Other than smothering them, what do you do about it?
I don’t think I snore all the time, but when I’m really exhausted, I do. Of course, nobody is here to be bothered by it. But there have been times when the sound of a snore has woken me up, and then I’ve realized it was me, LOL. I have no choice but to sleep on my back, and I am not even a pound overweight, so I’m not sure there’s any practical way to guarantee I won’t snore. Guess I’d better never share a bed with anyone.
I have a friend who is a loud snorer (she says she inherited it from her mother) and it gets worse when she gains weight. For a while she was involved in some group that used to go on overnight trips, and they’d have to share a hotel room, and she tried all kinds of ways to avoid snoring (or at least reduce the volume). Losing weight did help her, but she didn’t stay slim, so . . . I know she tried the strips and various sleeping positions. I just think those overnights were torture for her. Like me, she’s single, so who cares if she snores in her own bed?
I think Jason and I both snore when we’re really exhausted. If it gets really bad I usually just give him a kick or a push of the pillow to try and get him to be quiet or change positions. I don’t think I snore all the time, I usually blame it on how tired I am 😀
I have snored on occasion, usually when I have a bad cold, but I’m on my own so that doesn’t bother anyone. My ex SNORED,,,, I kid you not, it was like on cartoons when on the inhale the walls come in and on the exhale they go back out again! 🙂 I usually tried to fall asleep first, so he wouldn’t bother me with the snoring. Once I’m asleep, very little wakes me.
Okay I’m going to be uncharacteristically serious for this one. If you and/or Paul have never had a sleep study done PLEASE seriously consider it.
I’d never get a sleep study done. I don’t snore and the opposite end and another floor away bedroom has cured my sleeping problem.
I’m a snorer by heritage. My dad could rival a freight train, as could many of my uncles. Of course my mom NEVER snores (wink wink), so I have it from both sides.
I snore worst when I’ve got a sinus thing going on. I try to keep ahead of it with the benadryl, which not only dries me up, but knocks me into a pretty good sleep. I also notice, the few times I have lost weight, that the snoring has reduced. But honestly, I don’t think it’ll ever go away. My eldest brother is a champion snorer, and I don’t think he’s an ounce overweight. He’s the most in-shape guy I know. ‘Course, he’s also got a crooked nose, broken at some point from some mischief that I can’t remember now…
What I can’t stand, is being called out for it. I’ve had people discuss my snoring in front of me like I wasn’t in the room. I’m already VERY sensitive about it (“women don’t snore”), and having it pointed out – by colleagues, no less (I was at a conference, and apparently, my roommate was discussing the fact that I snored with our office mates) – is humiliating. I dread every public overnight, now, and if it’s at all possible, I pay the extra to have a room of my own. Even staying at my in-laws is difficult. We generally sleep in the room next to theirs. Not only are the walls very thin, they don’t snore (apparently), and they’re VERY light sleepers. So every snoring sound that comes from our room, it’s assumed that it’s me (Steve snores, too). So I bring the benadryl along on those trips, as well…
I don’t think I snore. At least I’ve never been called out or kidded about it.
Last month when I ended up sleeping in a chair next one of my sisters (also in a chair)… was it wrong that I videoed her snoring? 🙂
As long as it’s not wrong for her to take Sisterly Revenge upon you… 😉
LOL!!!! You’re terrible!!!!
My husband does mouth noises too,snores once in awhile but more with the mouth and throat making noises.I usually try to fall asleep first.If I dont then when Ive listened to all I can stand(some noises gross me out!) I wake him up.His response to me is often”I was awake,how can I be making noise?”LOL!For some reason he always thinks he hasnt even fallen asleep yet!Anyhow,he tells me I snore too,mostly when Im really tired and he isnt bothered by it so much,can sleep through most noise but when he cant he says he just moves a little and it stirs me just enough that I stop snoring.I believe we will survive this and be able to share the same bed for some time 🙂
Thankfully, Jason does not snore regularly. If he is sleeps on his back, he does and I just push him on to his side. Every little thing keeps me up, or wakes me up. I’d have to sleep in another room if I was married to a snorer.