Snoring

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-11-2004
Snoring
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Wed, 11-03-2010 - 1:02pm

My fiance snores and I am the lightest sleeper.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-28-2005
In reply to: ivdaisy4
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 1:57pm

DH snores a lot, and I am a light sleeper as well. Is your DF snoring normal and just annoying or is it really weird? I ask because our general practitioner told him that being diagnosed with sleep apnea can be an insurance nightmare for someone who doesn't have a severe issue with it. Plus, DH told me he tried, but he'd just yank the mask off at nights. Is your DF overweight?

Anyhow, earplugs work wonders for me. Took some time to get used to them, and learn how to insert them right, but now I really enjoy sleeping with them. Also, since I am a picky sleeper, they allow me to sleep without bossing everyone to keep it down. I also use Ambien on occasion (1/2 a pill) but I am very careful with these, because they cause dependence. The Ambien is due to stress/being overworked, not because of the snoring. But there were times when I would not get a good nights sleep for several days, and I would literally be a zombie... Ambien helps here.

I vote you give the earplugs another shot, and just be persistent with them. I used the sleep pretty in pink ones, now use Mack's safe sound (light green). As I said, I like it because they make me more resistant to the environment. But if your DF is really bad, he may need medical help. Good luck.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-03-2007
In reply to: ivdaisy4
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 2:00pm

I would encourage him to see a medic !

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-11-2004
In reply to: ivdaisy4
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 2:08pm

I actually took ambien before I met him but stopped taking it on a regular basis because I felt like I was becoming too dependent.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-06-2007
In reply to: ivdaisy4
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 3:11pm

My sister did a sleep test recently (she's only 32) and the test concluded that she has sleep apnea.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-11-2004
In reply to: ivdaisy4
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 3:22pm

He usually feels well rested that's why I'm thinking he doesn't have sleep apnea.

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Registered: 05-14-2001
In reply to: ivdaisy4
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 9:50pm

Welcome to the board, Ivdaisy4 ~

Let me get this straight, he snores and has made no move to see a doctor about it yet you've been on sleep medication ot try to sleep through it?


~ cl-2nd_life

cl-2nd_
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-12-2010
In reply to: ivdaisy4
Thu, 11-04-2010 - 10:03am

Yes, he probably should have a sleep study done to make sure one way or the other.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-24-2008
In reply to: ivdaisy4
Thu, 11-04-2010 - 10:35am

That's a tough one.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-28-2007
In reply to: ivdaisy4
Thu, 11-04-2010 - 8:18pm
In my opinion, whatever the FIX is...needs to be directed toward him. You shouldn't have to take medication because he snores. Everytime we take medication (and i do take meds to sleep, but it is because I can not sleep), but everytime we take meds..we put ourselves at risks for something. Side effects, lord knows what else they do to our bodies. the sound of the sleep machine sounded good. I can't sleep when my boyfriend has a snoring jag...which happens only occassionally and i have to sleep in the other room. I suggest finding the root cause of his snoring...and keep trying until you find it. And know that eventually, if it does not stop the only option is sleeping seperately....not so bad...you can find other times to snuggle together.
Missy
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2009
In reply to: ivdaisy4
Sat, 11-06-2010 - 2:11pm

If ear-plugs do not work, have you tried listening to music?

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