What do you do when your "other half" snores?

@kellys3ps (3726)
United States
March 10, 2009 10:36pm CST
My hubby often snores, and if I don't fall asleep first, I have a hard time falling asleep at all. I try to get him to roll over into a different position, but it doesn't usually help. So does your Significant other snore? What do you do when it happens? Anything you know of to get it to stop?
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26 responses
11 Mar 09
My other half snores! It drives me crazy!! I usually nudge him or push him to turn over but when times he is really bad i send him downstairs to sleep on the sofa! He goes to sleep first so I end up lying there getting annoyed and sometimes I sleep in my daughters bed but she snores too!
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• United States
11 Mar 09
My cousin has a huge issue with her husband snoring. It got so bad they had to sleep in seperate rooms for a while!! The nose stipes didn't work and the doctor couldn't see anything wrong, it was all about his throat and the way that worked. whenever he'd sleep on his back he would snore so loud! The only thing that worked was the tennis ball trick! Putting one on the bed so when he rolled over it would be uncomfortable and he'd sleep on his side!
• United States
11 Mar 09
I usually just wait him up and tell him that he is snoring. If it starts back up I will try to put something under his nose. I know that sounds mean but it is so annoying. I can not sleep with that going. Mine also grinds his teeth. That is more annoying than snoring to me. I cannot sleep with that going on.
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@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
11 Mar 09
You mean sleeps? Because the two go hand in hand... in fact that's how I know he's sleeping. Snoring is usually a symptom of another problem. Maybe you can do a little detective work and find out the root of the problem and once you find the problem you'll have the solution... My husband suffers from sleep apnea which means that we both do. We have tried those little nose strips but he said that it hurt him to have something on his nose. We also tried a CPAP machine but that was just ripped off in the middle of the night. Now we're going to try a mouth piece. We'll see if that stops the snoring...
@gyramary (152)
• Italy
11 Mar 09
Ohhh, I don't know if my "other half" snores, I never heard her. Probably because i snore too much to can hear her. But seems she's not so worried about my own snore, she always sleep well during the night, and she never said nothing about my snore.
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• United States
11 Mar 09
I know what you mean. Mines snores so loud that I'm unable to hear the TV. I normally give him a shove until he turns over and stops.
@xtedaxcvg (3190)
• Philippines
11 Mar 09
Well I don't really mind 'coz I don't normally get disturbed by any sound my hearing picks up when I'm asleep. Sometimes I wake up to pee or drink some water, and I hear my partner snoring, it doesn't bother me 'coz I normally fall asleep immediately so it's not a big deal.
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@scann33 (101)
• Italy
11 Mar 09
Hello!, looks depends on the level of snoring, usually my partner if I do sleep side stops immediately, fortunately, because it has a respiratory problem, as the nasal septum deviated a bit. But in the last two years I have found an infallible remedy to noise in general: the plugs for the ears!. I can sleep as many hours in a row, never to wake up and sleep quality has improved considerably.
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@lynnemg (4536)
• United States
11 Mar 09
I can usually get him to stop by nudging him. If that doesn't work I will scoot as close to him as I can until he rolls over. That one hasn't failed me yet!
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@ljbinkop (744)
• United States
11 Mar 09
Hi kelly! I really struggle with this problem in my relationship with my husband. He snores like a flipping BEAR and if I don't fall asleep first, I have to yank on his pillow repetively until it changes his sleep pattern and he stops snoring. I must admit I often go into my daughter's room and sleep there if he's really sawing away at the wood! It's fine with my daughter, though. She's 7 and loves it when I sleep in her room.
@Jae2619 (1484)
• United States
11 Mar 09
My husband has sleep apena, which makes the snoring ten times worse than just a regular snorer. It also, means he stops breathing a ton of times during the night. He's got a machine he's to wear but the face mask that goes with his C-pap doesn't fit properly and ends up with less sleep with it than with out. Some tricks, I have found that works for me, is lighly stroking his arm, for some reason it helps with him. Sleeping on his right side also helps him, granted his back is to me, so the snoring isn't right up in my ear. I have been with my husband for 10 years and there are many nights when he's off to work, I can't sleep because I've gotten used to hearing him snore, oddly as it sounds, it's a noise factor, like a fan or a Tv. lol.... You can also, try to go bed 5 or 10 minutes earlier than him so you can be already sleeping when he comes to bed. I know that that probably isn't what you want to do, because I know there are many people who go to bed at the same time, nightly because that's there alone time. For me, getting a few extra minutes in the bed alone, helps me sleep better. Best of Luck!
@silverjam (969)
• United States
11 Mar 09
well my husband do most of the time but I don't really have big problem on it as I can sleep even if he snores. I heard that it's quite effective to let people roll over on one side when they snore but yes, even then he still do. He usually sleep ahead of me most of the time but maybe am just luicky enough to be able to sleep amidst his snoring sounds.
@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
11 Mar 09
I just move him a little bit, if he doesn't response, I will call his name to let him know, then he will stop.
@czafle (99)
11 Mar 09
2 of my exes snore. and every night, i would want to go sleep first so i wouldn't be able to hear it. :D there are some kit that you can buy over the counter, you may wanna ask him to try. i think it's really pretty normal for other people to snore even if they are not tired. it has something to do with their air passage. ask him to exercise, it will help his breathing too.
• Australia
11 Mar 09
move to the other room, shut the door and sleep
@Yori88 (1468)
• Philippines
11 Mar 09
My husband also snores when he is sleeping especially when he is tired at work which is almost everyday. Sometimes even if it is his day offs like weekends he still snores. What I do is to change his position and that works because the snore stops. But just after few minutes he snores again. I did think of other ways but only moving him makes it stop for few minutes. I know I can't stop that so what I do is that I was the one who adjusted. I told myself that I should get used to hearing his snore when I sleep so that whenever I am sleepy I can sleep even he is noisy. I am glad that worked. I guess it is also a matter or adjustment and self-convincing. I always do that is other things. Like when something on me is aching like my leg, then I just tell myself that the pain should be the one to go away and I should not be sufferring from it. So I don't pay attention to it then I just find myself winning over the situation. Just like the saying ming over body or over matter, sometimes we need to adjust to things around us.
• China
11 Mar 09
hey..both we are not snore often . so i do like to listen the sounds of her..aha. sounds strange? i also think so.but i can't help to. i can't listen such sound often if we sleep well and we do not snore. but my sister can't stand any snore at all. she even waken her new born son if he snores. if you can't falling sleep just wake him.
@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
11 Mar 09
my hubby also snores very loudly when he sleeps and he always falls asleep first before me... so i always have trouble sleeping almost every night... what i do, i poke him really hard on his back and he stops his snoring for some times... then he starts again and i have to poke him again... i do it for many times until i eventually fall asleep... take care and have a nice day...
@Lynnexu (29)
• United States
11 Mar 09
Sometimes people snores because they are tired .But if this usually happen ,you have to find a way out .For me ,when I am very tire ,I can fall asleep very easy ,no matter he snores or not ,I can,t hear it .Maybe you can have a try .
• United States
11 Mar 09
My boyfriend snored for years, I lost alot of sleep :) It turned out that he needed a small dental device (it fits over his bottom front teeth), for teeth grinding. He doesn't snore anymore. Drove me nuts lol