I wear earplugs every night too. My Dh doesn't snore, I'm just such a light sleeper that general neighbourhood noise wakes me! I love the soft pink gel-type ones from the pharmacy, hate the foam ones.
Anyhoo, point is that I turn the monitor up quite loud and it's easy to hear through the earplugs.
My DH snored about 5 years ago when he was carrying an extra 10 kilos. I also snored in late pregnancy last time (so embarrassing!). Both of us stopped as soon as the weight came off again.
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29-05-2012 20:32 #21
29-05-2012 20:43 #22
Record his snoring, he might not be so offended then.
Does he snore in all positions? My husband sometimes snores when on his back and I just push him and tell him to roll over.
29-05-2012 20:46 #23
I will answer, but will need to have this post removed ASAP as he will be very upset if he thinks I'm "discussing" him so personally on here.
OP, I could have wrote your post myself, WORD FOR WORD. And he is soooo sensitive about it when I have left the room to sleep somewhere else. After YEARS of this, I finally convinced him to speak to our GP. We were referred to a sleep specialist.. this has just all happened in the past month- we want him "fixed" by the time our DD is born in July so that we can all share a room.. he's so sad thinking that DD and I will be sharing a room and he will be forced to sleep elsewhere..
Anyway, we had the option of DH either being monitored overnight in a hospital or wire him up at the hospital and send him home.. we chose the latter. So, they wired him up, head to toe (they put wires on his legs to test how often he jerks as well, as you mentioned, the leg twitching), on his head to measure brain waves, his face, chest.. everywhere. And he had this little computer box strapped to his stomach! It was so full on. We think he has sleep apnoea (sp?) so this is the only way to find out.
We get the results this week
By the way, we had tried EVERYTHING as well.. nose clips, throat spray, special pillows.. the specialist even said to us that they shouldn't be allowed to sell those items as they were basically a waste of money.
So, I suggest, if you want an end to it (and God knows I do!!!) see a professional.
And support him. Good luck!
Oh, and as for treatment if he does have it, we've been told he will need to wear a spacial mask to sleep.. and that it apparently works instantly! Joy!
just read through the other replies, I guess he will end up having a CPAP device. i can't imagine having him silent beside me again!
As for recording him snoring, I have done this DH but deleted it before showing it to him as he was so offended when I mentioned to him that I should record him (I already had but hadn't told him yet) and saw as it embarrassing and a complete invasion of privacy.. so frustrating, it's a complicated issue for him.
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30-05-2012 06:11 #24
What is it with men being embarrassed about their health. Sleep apnoea is serious, very serious. I hope all your partners seek help. My husband was fully on board the moment I showed him practically suffocating himself (video) and did a sleep study. Twice! He's been dx'd with sleep apnoea but our problem now is, we can't afford the cpap right now :-(
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30-05-2012 06:19 #25
My DP is off for a sleep study this Friday night. Fingers crossed we get some answers.
Good luck with your DH
30-05-2012 06:36 #26
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30-05-2012 07:24 #27
I'm also in a similar situation with my DH. He snores terrible, and has leg twitches. But... He also has terrible dreams / nightmares and screams, yells, talks and has whole conversations in his sleep. Also physically acts out his dreams which can be really scary for me.
He's been sleeping on the sofa bed since we found out I was pregnant as we were both worried I'd cop a knock during the night, and I just simply couldn't cope with him waking up literally yelling his head off. The yelling is quite a new thing which has come in the last year but sometimes can be every night, sometimes more than once!
Maybe think of getting a sofa bed instead of a normal couch?? Works for us since we have 4 kiddies and bedrooms are full I do feel terrible that he has to sleep on it, but seriously, I can't cope! He's seen a doctor, but all they recommended was mild sedatives!!
30-05-2012 11:59 #28
Reading your thread this morning I thought I'd reply, I was that snorer!!! So I thought I'd give you my thoughts I hope that's ok.
I too was very hurt that my DH wanted to sleep in a different room to me but I have slowly come to terms with it. It's horrible to think the person you love doesn't want to stay in the same room as you and that your the cause of the issues.
I had obstructive sleep apnea, I ended up sleeping 12 hours a night but still woke up exhausted, I had an operation where they took out my tonsils and shaved the back of my throat (yep they even took that dangly thing I forget what it's called) then I had another op to reconstruct the structure of my nose to opened up my air ways. I now only snore when I have a cold or I'm pregnant. I have also kicked DH in the privates and basically fought him in my sleep (I was doing karate tournaments at the time, lucky for me he was my instructor lol), it's gone so far that I have literally kicked him out of bed.
My DH is also a snorer he doesn't really believe it though but he is really bad, the way I get to sleep of a night is to remind myself that if I am hearing him snore then he is breathing. DH doesn't seem to be effected by it at all, he doesn't stop breathing of a night, full of energy in the morning etc.
I hope all goes well and you get some much needed sleep.
31-05-2012 19:58 #29
31-05-2012 20:01 #30
Thank you all so much for your help and suggestions! I had a chat with him and he said he would go to GP yesterday for a referral and he hasn't
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