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   Posted 7/18/2010 2:17 AM (GMT -6)   
It's 3 am and I can't sleep. Hubby won't quit snoring really loudly right in my ear, and a friend is spending the night tonight, so the couch isn't an option. I keep trying to sleep, but anytime I come close, hubby starts snoring really loudly in my ear again. I seriously considered sleeping in my son's crib tonight since he is over at my sister's for the night, but it is just too small and uncomfortable for me. I don't know what I am going to do. I even considered sleeping out on our deck, but with mosquitos and our really hard wooden swing, that would be even worse that my son's crib. Wish I had some ear plugs.
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   Posted 7/18/2010 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
That is a HUGE problem, the spouse's snoring. Me? After 30 years of marriage, and spending night after night fighting to get to sleep with all kinds of aids, i-pod with music blaring in my ears, on the couch, etc, I finally moved out of the bed we share and into a spare bedroom and, for the firs time in almost 30 years, I am SLEEPING withOUT the use of Ambien! and really sleeping! I actually wake up with much less brain fog so I really wonder how much of my fog was the fibro or from the Ambien and lack of quality sleep? It obviously took a lot for me to do this, 30 freakin years... I finally figured how how important my sleep is and it's not going to happen lying next to a man that sounds like, well, I don't know what. Oh yes, he also stops breathing...I know...use to scare the beegeesis out of me and I would lie there and hold my breath and wait and finally poke him to wake up and turn over. I have told him and told him. He's done nothing about it. With the help of therapy, I am realizing this is not my problem. He needs to be responsible for his own health. It could be as simple as a tennis ball taped to his back that would wake him when he turned on his back. Well, I am rambling...anyway...that's my story...hope it helps you. I realize you had someone in your spare bed last night. I hope tonight is LOTS better for you!

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   Posted 7/18/2010 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
That's a tough one. Would your husband consider seeing a sleep specialistt? Maybe tonight you will gett some sleep. Sure hope so.
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   Posted 7/18/2010 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
So sorry you cant sleep. Snoring loudly can be a sign of sleep apnea. If he is willing to do a sleep study and is diagnosed with sleep apnea that can be helped with a c-pap machine and you would both get a good nights sleep. Hope you can get some sleep tonight.
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   Posted 7/18/2010 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry about the sleep problem. :( I have to agree with MT Lady about sleeping in separate bedrooms. My b/f and I aren't together too often since we're long distance, but we came to the conclusion that separate bedrooms for sleeping are required. He does that snoring thing, and he stops breathing, and there are numerous other things that make it impossible for me to actually sleep in the same room. (He wouldn't go to a doctor if you put a gun to his head - and he has full health coverage!) Besides, I really like having two pillows on either side of me, and one under my knees, or between my knees so I can be comfortable sleeping. Not easy with a bed mate! My b/f's parents have separate bedrooms - but love each other to bits. The separation is simply for sleeping purposes. Worth considering.
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