Snoring hubby - (from Koffee Klatch thread)

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   Posted 4/10/2010 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
rolleyes Hi Sue, thanks for the good advice - unfortunately, he won't go get a sleep apnea test.  HE doesn't wake up tired, and so he figures he must not have it, though he realizes how loud he is and doesn't blame me for sleeping in the next room...I am married to a wonderful but stubborn man! 
Anyone know if this is logical? - I mean, if you had it, would you neccessarily feel bad yourself? 
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   Posted 4/10/2010 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I am married to a stubborn man too. He needs to see the doctor about a bad knee. I think he needs surgery on it. Maybe that is why he wont go in. He made an appointment on Thursday and then cancelled it. Said he would stay off the leg until Monday and then come in if it was bad. Well, no way is he staying off of the leg. Always has some excuse to be on it. But I should be use to that by now. He doesn't wake me up snoring. It is the other way around. Yeah, I snore loudly. lol...

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   Posted 4/10/2010 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
My brother had sleep apnea and that was the reason he went to get tested was because he was tired all the time and didn't wake up refreshed. If he feels fine I wouldn't think he had it. People who have it wake up numerous times a night...I can't see anyone feeling ok if they're doing that.
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   Posted 4/10/2010 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
My hubby was convinced he did not have it either. But I asked him to go for me. I also stopped sleeping in the other room and insisted that he do it instead. Sometimes we would take turns. I explained that it was not fair that his snoring was keeping me awake and exhausted and his stubbornness was just plain selfish. I asked him to please suck up his pride and go see the doctor and see if he could get help for snoring. I am not normally a nagging wife, but it became a matter of self preservation. I had to be just as stubborn back. He got tired of my poking him or pushing him all night and asking him to turn over.

He finally went and our lives changed dramatically.

I am totally convinced that if being kept awake for so many years did not help cause the fibro, it at least made it worse. The cause was a combination of things, not just lack of sleep, but I am sure that was part of it.

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   Posted 4/10/2010 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Debbie, I had sleep apnea and didn't know it, but the fibro made me tired every morning. My dad was tested for sleep apnea and refused to get treated. He died of a heart attack. I think the sleep apnea at least contributed to it. Sleep apnea makes you more prone to have a stroke or a heart attack. Maybe your husband will seek help if you tell him this. Also the sleep study is totally painless as is using a CPAP machine. Diane
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   Posted 4/11/2010 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   
 My husband used to keep me awake snoring too. I also did the push,prod and turn over thing all night. He went and had a test. He sleeps with the machine now and he loves it. He is
still tired all the time though. I think it's too many med's and too much sleep. I snore too but he doesn't hear me anymore LOL Not with that diveing gear on smilewinkgrin  I went for a sleep test too. The first one said I don't loose oxygen at night but my legs are restless so they asked me to do another with the mask on. NOOOO WAYYY I panicked. I sleep on my tummy so it wasn't happening.

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   Posted 4/11/2010 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there...I have the same trouble.  I watched "Medical Mysteries" one night, and knew I had my husband diagnosed!  LOL!  He was waking up tired and groggy, gaining weight, feeling lathargic, etc.  I knew he had sleep apnea.  Well, he went to have the test done, and got 3/4 of the way through it, and walked out b/c he was so frustrated with the whole thing.  They got enough info though to see he really had it. 
He got the CPAP machine, and HATED it!  It did help though, so he stuck it out for a couple years, and couldn't stand to be without it.   Well, he started having some trouble with it lately, and quit using it again.  Now he tries desperately to sleep on his stomach.  But he'll get turned in the night, and start snoring....and wake me up.  once I get him to turn over it stops.   Anyhow, the CPAP machine really does work. 
Aside from all Mom and Dad have been married 47 years and just in the last few months stopped sleeping in the same room because of my Mom's snoring!  :)   They both said they are getting the best sleep they've ever had!  :) 
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