how well can you sleep with a snorer?

@winterose (39922)
Canada
March 16, 2007 4:49am CST
I love my partner dearly but he snores very loud and keeps me awake half the night. He says I snore too, but I can't believe that I snore as loud as he does. Does anyone out there have trouble sleeping with a snorer and if so what do you do about it?
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@brckoba (795)
• United States
16 Mar 07
I'm a snorer and my wife keeps on poking me all night. But you know what we end up being even since she is a drooler and next thing I know I'm having dreams that I'm swimming on the ocean! LOL
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@winterose (39922)
• Canada
17 Mar 07
that is so funny
@nengs10 (3189)
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
Oh no, that's my problem nowadays. I can't sleep well because my room mate is snoring very loud. I got a good advice from a friend that if the person is snoring when he/she is sleeping, you have to touch his/her chest and massage it a little to calm his/her nerves down. It actually works. Just try this one and let's see if something has changed.=D
@winterose (39922)
• Canada
16 Mar 07
that is interesting, I will try it.
• Canada
16 Mar 07
A lot of us snore and keep our partners awake and the problem seems to worsen as we get older . I snore because I have sleep apnea .I have a machine called a "continuous positive airway." .If I use it each night my snoring is reduced greatly.I am not sure if stops altogether or not . My husband snores, I am not sure why, but he does. It doesn't matter if I talk to him, nudge him or even wake him up ,as soon as she falls back to sleep he starts snoring again . I finally decided enough was enough. It was silly for us to keep each other awake at night , when we both need our rest. So I decided to sleep in another room . We have an extra bedroom or two in our house ( not a luxury that we had always had) and now one of them is mine. Some people think it is kind of drastic, but I don't let me bother me any more.
@sweetlady10 (3620)
• United States
16 Mar 07
Definitely it would be hard to sleep with a snorer. Fortunately we don't have such problem. Me or my hubby ony one of us does not snor. If your prblem is getting bigger you should sleep in separate room.
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
16 Mar 07
maybe both of you need to go to a sleep clinic & see if you have apnea - it could save your lives.
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• Singapore
16 Mar 07
If you really have to sleep with one, I guess it will take some getting used to. But once you get used to it, I think you won't be able to sleep if the snoring is really gone. I do hope I won't have such a need though... I remember sleeping with snorers over chalets and that wasn't a nice experience. :P
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• India
16 Mar 07
am lucky enough that i never came across someone who snores. but if i have someone next to me snoring then i wont be able to sleep. if the snorer sleep next to me once i am in deep sleep then it doesnt make a difference to me coz even a bomb blast cant disturb my sleep...... ;)
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@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
16 Mar 07
I too, have this problem. My hubby snores very loud, and sometimes wakes me up, or keeps me from falling asleep. I just elbow him, or plainly tell him to stop snoring LOL I know he doesn't do it on purpose, but it can get very annoying!
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@Bev1986 (1428)
• United States
16 Mar 07
I do! We've been married 20 years and I always hope and pray that I go to sleep before he does! lol! Most of the time, I go to bed before he does because he likes to watch the news and I try my best to be asleep when he comes to bed! lol! On nights when he goes to sleep before me, I lay there and listen to him snore until I can't take it any more! I'll push up against him until he rolls over, and then he'll stop for a while....
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
16 Mar 07
My husband snores and I have a very hard time going to sleep with him in the same bed. I'm okay if I fall asleep before him. He doesn't snore every night but when he does, I sure know it. He has had his nose broken twice over the years and it messes him up when he is breathing at night time when we go to bed. He doesn't snore as loud either if he lays on his side, but when he is on his back, the air passage closes off and he starts snoring loud. He even snores and has his mouth wide open at the same time. alot of times if he falls asleep before I do and he starts snoring, I cannot go to sleep and I end up sleeping on the couch. even though I am on the couch, I still have a hard time going to sleep because I can still hear him snoring, but not as loud.
16 Mar 07
I have seen those strips that go across the nose on sale over here. I think they are called breathe right. My hubby snores when he is really tired. I have tried poking, tickling and when that doesn't work, I read. I know if I get out of bed, he will wake up. There is nothing worse than getting up the next day after a sleepless night. Good luck.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 07
hi there ma'm carol!! =) hope it is okey if i call you that way? :) anyway, i would like to share this experience at home. My brother, snores very loud! His friends who had sleep over in our house also got it from him. Everytime my brother left lying on his bed and heard him snoring too loud i awake him up. sometimes i slapped him (wink!) i know its bad for a younger sister like me, but if i wont do the more it gets louder and louder. Its kinda irritating to our ear.(i am not usually slapping his face everytime he snore, I only done it once when i cant wake him up) the least thing I do is to wake him up from deep sleeping, and informing him that he snores very loud.
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@winterose (39922)
• Canada
17 Mar 07
it is hard though because then he does not get a proper rest, if he is woken up.
@Grillmama (294)
• United States
5 Apr 07
My hubby snores quite loud too. I have found that earplugs works wonders for me. You can find foam ones in the store. You have to try different brands to find the ones that suit you the best. Hope this helps.
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
17 Mar 07
Hello Winterose, My hubby snores so loud that he wakes himself up.I have to make him turn away from me and I put the pillow over my head but I still don't sleep well.Me gets up before dawn so I usually my best then R
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@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
16 Mar 07
The best way out would be to use earplugs. Since your hubby claims that you too snore, you can't blame him for this. even otherwise, there doesn't seem to be any cure for this.
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• India
16 Mar 07
No for me it is impossible
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