“There’s only one cure for snoring: insomnia” – Anonymous.
Do you live with someone that snores? I do (sorry Chris). If you do, then you will easily relate to what I’m about to tell you. If you don’t, count your blessings. Seriously.
Here’s the thing. When I was married to my ex husband, he had sleep apnea and man, he snored like nobody’s business. I mean it was all night, every night. It was pure torture for the seven or eight years we were married and I’d never slept so well as I did when he moved out.
Now I’m remarried to Chris, and guess what? Yup, you guessed it….he snores, too. I just can’t seem to win in the snoring department, can I? I should say that he doesn’t snore all the time, but when he does, it’s loud and very distracting to me when I’m trying to settle down and fall asleep. Usually a good whack from me and he’ll stop. Sometimes it takes five or six whacks and a few kicks, but eventually he gets it and changes position, which usually helps. He’s tried Snore Stop pills and Breathe Right Strips, but they don’t work.
What gets me, is that often times he falls asleep almost immediately. It usually takes me a while to actually fall asleep because I always lay there and think about the day or what I have to do the following day. So, he will be laying there snoring while I’m laying there thinking and I’ll tap him so that he will stop – and he’ll say “I wasn’t sleeping so why are you hitting me”? Um, last time I checked, people don’t snore while they’re still awake. I kid you not, we have this conversation in bed all the time.
When our family went to Disney World in December, the five of us crammed into one hotel room and I found out the hard way that Chris’s son also snores – but on a whole different level. He swore it was because he was sick that week (I’m pretty sure he wasn’t), but let’s just say that between the two of them, I got no sleep for the entire week. And for that reason, whenever I travel with our whole family, we will be booking hotels with adjoining rooms. One for myself and Chris and one for the boys.
Chris tells me I snore – and I don’t deny it, but my response to him is always the same: “My snoring doesn’t keep you awake, but yours keeps me awake”. Fact.
I’m very open to suggestions if anyone knows a good way to make the snoring stop.