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HELP.....MY HUSBAND SNORES LIKE A BIG FAT WALRUS

edited November 2012 in General Banter
As the title says .....seriously how can I turn any of this noise into anything whatsoever ever pleasant enough to sleep argghhh ...
JeffreypersonLeonBasinMigyur

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  • Ear plugs :)
  • Not working lol .....
  • Lolol You can buy him a special face mask that reduces snoring or like Jeffrey said get some earplugs :) Maybe send him to a clinic if it's too crazy.

    On the subject of snoring, my cat snores and it's the girl cat! So cute <3
  • It's not very buddhist of me but I could think of a special face mask I d like to stick on him ....
  • lobsterlobster Samsara Veteran
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    LeonBasin
  • I heard Breathe Right strips work.

    I snore loud too, so I make sure I sleep after my girlfriend does.

    I might try Breathe Right strips someday.
  • Have you looked into sleep apnea? I have it, and snoring is a big indicator. Without being treated it can lead to heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, etc.
    DaftChris
  • DakiniDakini Veteran
    edited November 2012
    Have him evaluated for sleep apnea. As vinlyn said, it can be life-threatening. They may prescribe a C-PAP machine for him, which would drive you just as crazy. :p A machine roaring all night, pushing air down his throat. If you have a spare bedroom, you might consider using it, either way.

    But have him try the Breathe-Right strips, first. They're available at the drug store, and come in a box that looks like a band-aid box.

    Some dentists do sleep apnea work. There are different options. They have various types of appliances and inserts that force the jaw into a certain position at night, so that the airway stays open. I would think this would be preferable to a C-PAP machine, but some people swear by the machine. You could Google dentists, sleep apnea, and your city to find someone who does that type of work. I think it's covered by most insurances.
    LeonBasin
  • Yes, C-PAP is covered by most insurance. I adjusted to the machine very easily, but not all do. There is also a surgery that can be done.
  • I've been told different statistics about the C-PAP; 20% of patients aren't able to adjust to it, and also as many as 50% can't use it. (It seems to depend on which sleep specialist you talk to.) But yes, the C-Pap is covered by ins., and so is the dental work, as an alternative option.
  • karastikarasti 38/female/Tibetan Minnesota Veteran
    My ex had sleep apnea as well, and after living with years of literally wall shaking snoring, the machine was nothing. It was actually quite quiet when he was wearing it (as opposed to hearing the wooshing air when it was off) and his health improved quite a bit as well. It can make a big difference. Weight can have an impact on sleep apnea, but it can be a structural problem or genetic as well. Get him in for a sleep study, they'll keep him overnight, you can sleep in peace at least once ;)
    vinlyn
  • I hate it when I am sound asleep with acid reflux and I am having bad dreams because of it but not awake enough to get out of bed and get an antacid.
  • I snore myself...My girlfriend cannot sleep sometimes, I am trying to find a natural way to calm my snoring down? I heard surgery is one of them? I know their are products out there, but can anyone recommend something that might be helpful?
  • RebeccaS said:

    Lolol You can buy him a special face mask that reduces snoring or like Jeffrey said get some earplugs :) Maybe send him to a clinic if it's too crazy.

    On the subject of snoring, my cat snores and it's the girl cat! So cute <3 </p>

    My lady wears ear plugs and she still says she can hear me! LOL!
  • karastikarasti 38/female/Tibetan Minnesota Veteran
    Breathe right strips can help, but it kind of depends on what is causing the snoring to figure out the cause. For some people it's problems with the structure, but for some it's inflammed sinuses, drinking alcohol before bed, allergies, etc. I tend to snore a little when I'm super tired, but only if I fall asleep on my back. When I roll over it's fine and I sleep on my side 99% of the time. I have used breathe right strips because I have constant sinus issues and allergies, and they do help some. Avoid drinking in the evening, it's depressive nature relaxes the throat area too much.
    LeonBasin
  • karasti said:

    Breathe right strips can help, but it kind of depends on what is causing the snoring to figure out the cause. For some people it's problems with the structure, but for some it's inflammed sinuses, drinking alcohol before bed, allergies, etc. I tend to snore a little when I'm super tired, but only if I fall asleep on my back. When I roll over it's fine and I sleep on my side 99% of the time. I have used breathe right strips because I have constant sinus issues and allergies, and they do help some. Avoid drinking in the evening, it's depressive nature relaxes the throat area too much.

    Thank you! I will try the right strips, but I think it's true about me snoring due to me being tired, but I also think it might be genetics..My father snores and both my grandpas snore! Perhaps it could also be the way my jaw is structured? HAHA! Thanks! Something to think about.
  • LeonBasin said:


    Thank you! I will try the right strips, but I think it's true about me snoring due to me being tired, but I also think it might be genetics..My father snores and both my grandpas snore! Perhaps it could also be the way my jaw is structured? HAHA! Thanks! Something to think about.

    Leon, read the whole thread. Several suggestions have been made. You could find a dentist in your area who does apnea work.

  • Thank you for all your comments , he's left for work a very tired man .....he's a pretty hard core snorerer , we ve done the strips , mouth guard etc he's even had surgery which helped briefly , looks like its a trip back to drs again , he is on the large size so I ll have to stick him on a diet .....if all else fails , spare room but he can still be heard from there ....I bet you ve all heard him but think its a plane flying over lol .....x
    MaryAnneRebeccaS
  • That reminds me of my Grandpa. His snoring could shake the rafters. When he died, it was impossible for Grandma to get a decent night's sleep for a long time. She said the silence was agony and kept waking her up all night long. She finally took to leaving the television on loud overnight and it helped a bit. Made it a struggle to visit and stay overnight, though.

  • I had sleep apnea and I snored a lot, then I lost 60lbs and the problems went away.
  • howhow to wrassle a wild zafu. Vancouver BC Veteran
    edited November 2012
    My partner started wearing earplugs for outside street noice but now can't sleep without them. Even kayak camping hundreds of miles away from another human being, it's ear plugs or a bad sleep.
    The issue of sleep, or not, is a strange one.
  • While fishing, we sleep with engine and freezer on the boat running. When I wake up I often notice that my ears are turned off. At first I hear nothing, then I begin to hear the engine, then the slightly quieter sounds of the hydraulics and compressor.
  • Muffle his snoring with a pillow. You only need to hold it down for a few minutes. :P
    tmottescarolann
  • NomaDBuddhaNomaDBuddha Scalpel wielder :) Bucharest Veteran
    Snoring could be caused , besides sinus(es) inflammation , a bad diet before sleep, and etc. by overgrown tissue in either nasal cavity or in the pharynx. I saw a case where a patient that had sleep problems due to snoring was treated with a simple method, which used an electrode to burn a small part of the uvula (which is at the end of the oral cavity, at the beginning of the pharynx) . The burnt uvula shrunk, and the patient said to have had no sleep problems at all a few weeks after the treatment.

    But before I 'give' your husband the treatment, I'll have to ask : does he wake up tired, or rested ? how many hours a night does he sleep ?
  • This is a huge problem in marriages .. I forget exactly, but something like 1/4 to 1/3 of all marriages have difficulties over snoring. Often, the only solution is to sleep in separate bedrooms (as one of co-workers does, and as my daughter-in-law does). Other couples just make sure that the non-snorer is soundly asleep before the other comes to bed.

    As others have said, your husband should have a sleep test to be evaluated for potential sleep apnea. It has the potential to fatal, but is not likely to be fatal .. but it makes a person tired all the time, and they may not even understand that they are tired if they have become used to it.
    Not all snorers have sleep apnea. But if he does have sleep apnea, the CPAP machine (a face mask or a nasal pillow that blows a breeze into the airway to keep it open) stops the snoring, and no, it is not loud. It is a soft slight white noise in the room that you hardly notice. My husband uses a CPAP. He used to snore so badly, that if he was facing my ear, the vibrations on my eardrum were literally sharp and painful.
  • DakiniDakini Veteran
    edited November 2012
    http://www.tcfdm.com The Center for Dental Medicine provides "sleep stents" that keep the jaw in a better position to maintain airflow at night. Maybe there's something like this in your area, OP.
  • carolann said:

    As the title says .....seriously how can I turn any of this noise into anything whatsoever ever pleasant enough to sleep argghhh ...

    Either love everything about your walrus or get a doctor's help.

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