about my husband's snoring?????

(67 Posts)
NoTeaForMe Mon 12-Nov-12 00:04:27

He won't stop fucking snoring! I have moved him, told him to stop (I know this doesn't work, but neither does anything else) , shaken him, woken him. I've ran out of options so now I have moved to sleep in the spare room...I haven't told him and I have left the monitor with him!

What I would like to do is stab him in the throat, AIBU?!

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 14-Nov-12 11:47:23

Just read whole thread, so sorry for your loss Rindercella. Hope you are doing okay,under the circumstances. sad

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 14-Nov-12 11:45:27

Snoring causes a deeply burning irrational anger that makes me consider whether 10 years to life in prison is a valid option if I could just get some bloody sleep.

So no,YANBU.

amg8329 Wed 14-Nov-12 11:22:27

Sorry for your loss, Rindercella. sad

amg8329 Wed 14-Nov-12 11:18:31

Some things your partner could use to stop that annoying snoring:
- Sleep sideways
- Lose weight
- No alcohol and no tranquilizers
- Allergies influence snoring. Check if there is an allergy, and make them take a antihystaminic before going to bed.
- Use mouth guards (I've read this one before)
- Smoking causes snoring, too, as it damages the respiratory system.
- Keep your bedroom air moist, as dry air affects the airways causing snoring
- Elevating head 4 inches helps, too, as it helps to breath easier
- In times, taking some honey before sleep will help, as it softens throat.

Source:
internetstuffblog.info/dont-let-snoring-ruin-your-life
(There were a few things I didn't ever think about before which are very handy to deal with this cursed thing)

I hope these tips provide some relief to your problem. smile

Everlong Mon 12-Nov-12 19:21:49

Thank you smile

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 12-Nov-12 19:15:05

Hi there
We have changed the thread for this, trust that's okay by all
Thanks
MNHQ

Everlong Mon 12-Nov-12 18:20:01

I didn't know that.

It was under threads I'm on so hadn't a clue it was about slip of the page.

NoTeaForMe Mon 12-Nov-12 18:16:34

Everlong the thread was just about to slip off the first page and then basically hidden! That's presuming if Rinder hasn't already hidden it away.

Everlong Mon 12-Nov-12 18:09:32

<grabs rinders and hugs her>

Come on mnhq

NoTeaForMe Mon 12-Nov-12 16:15:18

I'm really sorry for your loss Rinder , I certainly didn't write the thread title thinking it would upset anyone. It is quite clearly lighthearted and I hope MNHQ can see that.

I can't sleep with earplugs, but also wouldn't hear our toddler if she woke and we're due another baby in May do earplugs wouldn't be practical then either!

CheerMum Mon 12-Nov-12 16:14:40

I have trained my Dh, when he snores I kick him. If he stops then that is okay. But if he keeps snoring then I keep kicking. It took a while but now he dutifully turns over in his sleep and that solves the problem.
He doesn't ever mention the fact that I also snore, he's not that stupid ( double standards I know)

Cozy9 Mon 12-Nov-12 16:11:09

Buy some lazer lite earplugs from ebay.

ladygoldenlion Mon 12-Nov-12 16:03:02

Rinders I am sorry for your loss too but it may be best to hide this thread instead of having it deleted as it is a lighthearted thread.

Rinders Sorry for your loss

lubeybooby Mon 12-Nov-12 15:15:13

Oh and my DD suffers the same - but she is very healthy and fit with a bmi of 22 so it's not always weight related too. Damned bastard thing to sort out it is.

lubeybooby Mon 12-Nov-12 15:13:37

NoTeaForMe Nope I don't have a partner which is why I haven't tried - I will do if I ever have any male in my bed regularly though. I was tempted to get it the other day but can't justify the cost when I sleep alone 95% of the time.

I have at least got as far as finding out what type of snorer I am though, which turns out to be the annoying type that nothing works for apart from the mouth guard things.

Rindercella Mon 12-Nov-12 15:06:44

OP, sorry I have reported your thread and I have asked MNHQ if they can change the title. I know I can hide it and I know you don't really mean you want to kill your DH. But I am feeling really crap at the moment about losing my husband and I am sure some other recent widows who may see it would feel equally as hmm

Sorry, I am not usually quite so sensitive, I just had a really bad night last night.

Wrt to snoring, I really do sympathise and perhaps your DH should be checked out for sleep apnoea. Good luck, you must be knackered!

MY DH snores really loudly.

This week thank heavens he is on nights so 5 WHOLE NIGHTS OF SLEEP for me YIPEEE

I bought the mouth guard. Some nights it seems to work brilliantly. Others not at all. DH says he is not overweight when he is weighed at the GP, but he has quite a belly now and makes no attempt to stop eating extra bags of crisps etc. He does have a dicky ticker so says he can't exercise to lose weight, quite how that means he can still eat crap I don't know hmm

I have tried everything bar an oxygen mask!
I can't sleep with earplugs in, I have tried but they make me feel too cut off and if I don't hear the alarm and get up in the morning no one would!

I would move to another room but we don't have one sad
I sympathise with you it is SOOO draining to be permanently knackered!

Everlong Mon 12-Nov-12 14:45:36

Memory foam earplugs?

I have tried some foam ones but they were useless and just fell out.

I can only use wax ones now.

TigerFeet Mon 12-Nov-12 14:37:32

Sounding like a pile driver in the wee small hours seems to run in my family, we're all dreadful. DH also snores.

DH and I no longer sleep in the same room. We still <ahem> have an active sex life but go our separate ways when one of us falls asleep. It hasn't harmed our relationship at all, in fact I'd say it's far better for getting better sleep.

DH also uses ear plugs, I don't as they don't seem to stay in my ears.

I would also suggest going to the doctor, but if weight is an issue (which it is for dh and I) I would think the first line of attack would be to lose the weight.

legohouse Mon 12-Nov-12 14:27:54

memory foam earplugs for you,i can't live without them,total silence...bliss

fuzzpig Mon 12-Nov-12 14:27:24

I'd definitely have surgery if it helped me sleep better and more safely!

The CPAP is uncomfortable - basically you are sleeping with an oxygen mask strapped to you and the noise sounds a bit like the sea (dad's one does anyway) - but not only does he not snore, he's also found that the quality of sleep is much much better, and he's no longer so exhausted and at risk of falling asleep at the wheel etc.

Totally worth it, if you have SA - obviously I wouldn't advocate just buying one for the sake of it grin

MoreBeta Mon 12-Nov-12 14:26:49

Get him to a GP - sleep apnoea is very bad for the person who suffers from it and their partner. I met a young slim 21 yr old man a few weeks back who described his sleep pattern and it is disrupted every 10 minutes and I told him to get to his GP. He said he feels constantly tired.

It can lead to heart conditions.

Everlong Mon 12-Nov-12 14:26:34

You are me. I am you. Exactly.
Every night for nearly 18 years.

Last night we went to bed early I'd been out Friday and Saturday night as we were tired. He woke me up at 1.45 snoring.. I was dreaming there was a drill in the bedroom.. lay there then for an hour before going in spare bed.

It's really getting me down too.

fuzzpig Mon 12-Nov-12 14:22:26

Of course CPAP is overkill if there's no reason for it, but it's relatively simple to test for SA and probably/hopefully rule it out. May as well do that before trying other methods, because if it is SA, those methods will be a waste of money useless.

And yes kiwi the sudden big breath after stopping breathing is quite a bad sign. Worth getting checked out. smile

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