Anyone else dealing with a snorer? - page 2

Ugh! I can never sleep! My fiancee is the WORST snorer! I made him go to a sleep study and they said he has " mild apnea". Mild my patootie! I literally 1/2 can't sleep because of the noise and... Read More

  1. by   Achoo!
    How about a snorer, teeth grinder, and sleep talker? yeah I have the mother load! * sigh*
    If I don't fall asleep before he does, it's a long night.
  2. by   FLAgal14
    Yeah - my fiancee and I are a pretty interesting pair when we sleep. He snores all night and I talk in my sleep and occasionally sleep walk. He usually wakes me more than I wake him up - but it's pretty funny when I wake him up because he gets so confused about what I'm saying in my sleep then he wakes me up because he thinks I'm really talking to him (which isn't the funny part). So I'm continuously sleep deprived due to his snoring and him waking me up when I talk/walk in my sleep.
  3. by   HeartsOpenWide
    I sleep with ear plugs and take Tylenol pm and leave the T.V. on to drowned him out. Some times I still can't sleep. My husband got mad when I suggested we get separate bed in different rooms.:chuckle If he falls asleep on the couch I do not wake him up.
  4. by   charebec65
    Quote from RGN1
    ......Sounds like the sleep study wasn't as accurate as it should have been - have you requested another opinion? Perhaps you could tape him snoring one night & ask the doc if s/he could sleep with that next to them??!!
    I think part of the problem with sleep studies is the lack of ability to sleep. I did one several years ago because I keep my husband up snoring and gasping for breath. I went in only because he started telling me that I was ceasing to breathe during my sleep quite a few times a night and it scared him and that sudden intake/gasping for breath will even wake me up.

    The test was so artificial I couldn't sleep well and never went into a good sleep mode. For one thing they wanted me to turn out the lights and go to sleep at 9pm. I'm a night owl...that was impossible. Then there's that issue of having wires glued all over the place and a huge bundle of wires 'hanging' off of you.

    The bedroom was very homey and the facility/staff exceptionally professional and nice but it just didn't work for me. As a result, they only recorded a few episodes of apnea and a lot of episodes of RLS. I certainly didn't need to pay a $300 dollar copay for that...... I think if they would have done the home version, I'd have gotten a more accurate result...
  5. by   moongirl
    OMG.. dont EVEN get me started on this subject. My husband and I have not slept in the same bed, same room ,even same floor of the house in over 2 years. he snores so loud that he wakes up the neighbor, and he has been dead for 3 years. seriously. no apena, but sometimes he snores so loud and roughly he gets a bloody nose. He had nose surgery for a dev. septum a few years ago, and it did nothing but make it worse. Fortunately during my OR rotation I met an awesome ENT doc that I am hoping will help
  6. by   jov
    sew a pocket on the back of his t-shirt or pajamas, and put a tennis ball in there. He won't sleep on his back.
    Seriously, find some really good super soft ear plugs.
    No sense in both of you losing sleep...
  7. by   MIA-RN1
    I commisserate. My husband snores in EVERY position--back, sides, whichever. I have resorted to hitting him with a pillow when it gets too bad. Once I put it over his face, which quieted him but he woke up with a terrible headache
    My son had terrible sleep apnea from the time he was a baby. No one listened to me until one night at yet another emergency dept trip ( I kept being told he had croup because--surprise surprise--the 'croup' symptoms cleared up on the drive to the hospital) One doc actually listened to me, took one look at the poor kids tonsils, diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea. One sleep test later and I found out my boy (by this time 3 1/2) had ceased breathing NINETY SEVEN TIMES in a six hour period! He had his tonsils and adenoids out very shortly after.
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Mine has huge tonsils, which he has an appt. to get removed (thank GOD). Till then, it sounds like E.T.'s in the cornfield in our house at night.

    And till then, i'm barely getting sleep.
  9. by   KarryRN
    My dh is a loud snorer too. If he falls asleep before I do there is no way I can sleep. I usually poke him and make him turn on to his side, and that usually helps. I've asked him more than once to have a sleep study done, but he doesn't think he has a problem or that he even snores.
  10. by   Catys_With_Me
    Quote from HeartsOpenWide
    I sleep with ear plugs and take Tylenol pm and leave the T.V. on to drowned him out. Some times I still can't sleep. My husband got mad when I suggested we get separate bed in different rooms.:chuckle If he falls asleep on the couch I do not wake him up.
    The sleep component of Tylenol PM is diphenhydramine (AKA Benadryl). If you don't need the acetaminophen, just buy generic Benadryl. It's a lot cheaper and better for you too.
  11. by   Asklepios
    I have been using a CPAP for about 2 years now and I get the best sleep I've had since I was a kid. I'm hoping to lose some more weight so eventually my apnea symptoms will lessen (lost 28 lbs since April) and I won't need the CPAP.

    Anyone who knows someone with sleep apnea who won't get a CPAP should remind them that apnea can be life threatening.
  12. by   Gompers
    My husband really isn't very overweight - he did all this when I first met him and he was a skinny 19-year-old, too! One of the reasons I want him to have surgery versus going on CPAP is that I can TELL he has an obstruction by the way he sounds and the way he improves with certain positions. He also needs some nasal work done, as he can rarely breathe through his nose. The other thing is that we have a baby on the way, and he has to watch the baby 3 nights a week when I go back to work. I can't see him hooking up to CPAP and then being able to hear the baby cry. Plus we're both going to be so tired, I don't think he'll have the energy to strap himself back in every single time he lays down. I'd much rather he have his problem taken care of surgically first, so that we don't have to worry about machines. I actually would like him to get the surgery when I'm on maternity leave - my parents have already agreed to watch the baby for a day/night or two when it happens so I can care for him at home.
  13. by   gauge14iv
    Just FYI - my husband was much more alert and arousable by our son's cries after the CPAP because he wasnt so dead to the world.

    I thought the machine was going to be noisy - but it's quiet I barely hear it at all. Chin strap is a MUST for those who sleep with their mouths open!