I've been married for 33 years, and yes, we've had separate bedrooms for - I can't remember - probably 3 years. My hubby's snoring is SO LOUD!
I think it got worse gradually...my doctor put me on Klonopin about
7 years ago because my old sleeping problems started coming back. That helped for awhile, until I decided to see if I could get by on half a pill instead of a whole. I could, but only if I slept in another room. At first it felt strange and lonely, but now I'm pretty used to it.
Hubby jokes that one good thing about
me growing increasingly hard of hearing is that eventually, we'll be able to sleep together again ;) He also says I should just take the whole pill, but I'm not going to. (I take enough meds, I'm not going to take more unnecessarily.) Neither of us likes this arrangement, but I can't dwell on it....sleep is too important.
C'est la vie. I know what you mean, sometimes I get "the look" from people when I mention this (or maybe I'm imagining it) but it seems a lot of people have to do this when they get older. So - we're in good company.
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