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In which snoring is the bane of my existence

 

Uggghhhhhhh Snoring! The bane of my existence.  No, not me.  I’m talking about Kevin.

 

When I met Kevin, about 200 years ago, I remember spending the weekend with his family and hearing his grandmother snore.  In my entire life I had NEVER heard anything like it.  Then I discovered that his dad snored too.

 

Now, I need perfect conditions to sleep.  It needs to be comfortable, it needs to be dark, it needs to be cool, and I need a fan for white noise but MOST OF ALL it needs to be quiet.  My hearing is unfortunately very good so every little noise annoys me.

 

This wasn’t a problem for the first 25 years of our marriage.  Kevin rarely snored.  In fact, Kevin had told me that I occasionally snored and this didn’t bother me because obviously if I was sleeping hard enough to snore then I couldn’t hear myself snore. See?

 

But now … NOW, Kevin has been snoring.  I always wondered how that would happen and I have figured it out. You see, Kevin and I both used to sleep on our sides hence NO SNORING but now both of Kevin’s shoulders need surgery (ugghhh…I know) so he mostly has to sleep on his back because it hurts too much to sleep on his shoulder.

 

As a result, he snores.  Now I’ve gotten used to it a little bit but now he has a cold and OH MY GOD!!! I thought I was going to kill somebody last night.

 

This morning someone said to me “Lynn don’t you have a lot of spare bedrooms?” and ya know what? I do but I have never ever slept in a different room from Kevin since we have been together.  Well, except when one of us is traveling or something.  Obviously then we’re in different rooms.

 

“Nope” I said, ”It feel likes that’s the beginning of the end sleeping in different rooms” so the end result is that I’m tired.  I’m also wondering whether I’ll actually kill him in his sleep.

 

She was surprised about that because apparently she’s gotten angry before and gone to a different room.  “I never do that because I can’t sleep if I’m upset so I have to badger Kevin until it’s all rectified before I can sleep.”  That’s why I refuse to be chased out of my own bed.

 

At any rate, I’m really tired today and a bit worried about the snoring tonight.  You know, because Kevin still has a cold and two bad shoulders.  Nobody ever told me I’d have to put up with this crap.

 

Does this fall under the better or worse scenario?  I’m not sure but I’m going to check it out.  Well, if I wake up enough.

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13 Comments

  1. Name *
    November 16, 2012

    breathe right strips – they work

    • Lynn
      November 16, 2012

      i’ll check them out

  2. Crystal
    November 16, 2012

    Two words: duct tape. ;-)

    Hope the snoring lessens!
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    • Lynn
      November 16, 2012

      hahaha…so funny

  3. Jester Queen
    November 16, 2012

    I spend a lot of time rolling Scott over onto his side to make his sinuses drain so he won’t snore. Kevin should have his snoring looked into, though. It could simply be the result of allergies and a Claritin coudl help. Or he could have developed sleep apnea which can be a big nothing or a real problem. If he stops breathing when he snores, it’s not good, and they can do a sleep study on him.

    • Lynn
      November 16, 2012

      well, getting him to a doctor is a monumental task altogether

  4. Theresa
    November 16, 2012

    EAR PLUGS… soft pink ones…unless like me, you can’t stand them. My husband is a snoring machine, and I too did not go to the other room. Finally, diagnosed with sleep apnea, the Cpap machine has saved our marriage. At least for now… I feel your pain! And Kevin’s. Damn shoulders!

    • Lynn
      November 16, 2012

      see? I totally blame his shoulders. I should have married a better put together person

  5. Julie
    November 16, 2012

    Oh can I relate. The Mister can literally rattle the windows. I stayed in my bed but had no choice but to give him the boot. Visits are encouraged (and enjoyed) but sleeping quarters must be separate or I will kill him ~ no question about it. Quality sleep is too important.

    • Lynn
      November 16, 2012

      hmmm…i do have other rooms

  6. Shelly Kramer
    November 16, 2012

    Once again, I will solve your problems. I married the worst snorer on the planet. I’ve tried EVERY possible remedy. IMMEDIATELY DOWNLOAD the WhiteNoise app for your phone. It will be the best $2.99 you’ve spent in your ENTIRE life. Turn it on, leave it by your pillow. You’ll never be bothered by his snoring again. I credit this app with the fact that my husband continues to be alive. Smooches.

  7. sloan
    November 16, 2012

    Recently my hubs and I found the bliss of “the other room”. We each have our ‘own’ room. We start at in one or the other’s room for the night for love and romance, but midway through the night someone travels to their own room for the rest of the night. I like to spread out, he likes his room warmer, different reasons, but the marriage is in tact (as the first part of this comment was supposed to imply) and we are much happier in the morning. Plus now we’re working on cute ways of checking in with the other one in the morning. So – there you go maybe. =)

  8. Patty
    November 17, 2012

    Snoring can equal sleep apnea. Please MAKE him go for a sleep study. Obstructive sleep apnea can cause many other seemingly unrelated medical issues. Hypertension, gastric reflux, allergy and asthma like symptoms, heart arrythemias, stroke, metabolic syndrome and worsening of diabetes.

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