How do you put up with your partners snoring??
January 17, 2007 6:39pm CST
I don't know if I should even venture into the world of snoring.... but anyway... I think lots of people snore; from a gentle snore like Jack my cat, to a plaster cracking, high decibel, ear shattering snore that would wake the dead! . When we were kids, the whole house breathed in rhythm to my dad's snoring and heavy breathing. I'm sure he must have had a sleep disorder. I remember one night laying there listening to him and his breathing went all quiet then one of my sisters yelled out, 'Breathe Daddy, breathe!” and we all took a collective deep breath and sigh of relief as he started snoring again! I sometimes wonder how mum put up with it, but I guess after many years of marriage, some things you just get used to … It becomes a kind of reassuring sound that lets you know your partner is there beside you and that they're ok . I think you're at your most vulnerable when you are sleeping, and whether you're cuddling up close to someone or not; listening to or doing the snoring; just knowing that other person is there Confirms that feeling of security which we all need . But what is a couple to do when night after night turns sleepless because of a partner's sleep habits? Who wants an elbow in the ribs or a clothes peg on the nose? Who does the adapting, changing or accepting of the other's ways? What do you do after spending most of your adult life sleeping alone, then one day find yourself with your new partner, whom you grow to love dearly, but then you discover you just want to take a pillow to smother that very loud sound coming out from their nasal cavities? What if you find yourself 'unconsciously” shoving them off the other side of the bed with your foot in the middle of their back because you are so tired? How would you explain that when they wake up to find themselves eating a pillow or getting up off the carpet? . I know some couples resort to twin beds, others have chosen to invest in bigger king size beds; and then there's the others who go to the extreme of sleeping in separate bedrooms altogether! Hopefully we won't ever have to reach that extreme. Anyways now I've tired myself out writing this...and before you say it, I know I've bored you all to sleep! So I wish those of you who are off to bed a good night and pleasant dreams! But before I go, How do you put up with your partners snoring??
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18 Jan 07
I'm more of a sleep talker, I guess I have to let those people in my dreams really know what's up! I had one roomate that snored alot and often fell asleep on the couch, so we'd poke him or throw stuff at him until he shifted and stopped snoring!
18 Jan 07
I can't say too much as I have recently started snoring myself .. but my ex was like a flippin' buzz saw .. snoring' burping' farting .. seemed something was going on one end or the other whether he was awake or asleep .. Just as well we liked to 'spoon' because while he was on his side the snoring was at a reasonable decibel level .. but if he got over onto his back .. yikes .. it was like having a D8 in the room (D8 large Caterpillar used for roadworks etc) It was dreadful ... open mouth .. tongue flailing .. 100 decibel snores ...