Anyone else dealing with a snorer?

  1. 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 1/2 can't sleep because he gasps and has BAD apnea. I am convinced he wasn't comfy at the sleep study ( he even woke up ealry and they sent him home). His Dr. told him to quit smoking and lose 10 lbs. Well he lost the 10 lbs ++ some and went down from 10 a day to about 3...hes on his way to quitting. But UGH! The NOISE! Yes, he also has a deviated septum.

    My Dr. gave me Lunesta and it doesn't help at all.

    Please let me know I am not the only one.


    _ Sleep Deprived Boonersmom

    ( PS we even sleep in seperate quarters now and I can STILL hear him!)
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  3. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from BoonersMom
    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 1/2 can't sleep because he gasps and has BAD apnea. I am convinced he wasn't comfy at the sleep study ( he even woke up ealry and they sent him home). His Dr. told him to quit smoking and lose 10 lbs. Well he lost the 10 lbs ++ some and went down from 10 a day to about 3...hes on his way to quitting. But UGH! The NOISE! Yes, he also has a deviated septum.

    My Dr. gave me Lunesta and it doesn't help at all.

    Please let me know I am not the only one.


    _ Sleep Deprived Boonersmom

    ( PS we even sleep in seperate quarters now and I can STILL hear him!)
    Well, let's see, it's 2:43 a.m. and here I am, NOT sleeping like I'd like to be. Dh has a C-PAP and it eliminates the snoring, but over the course of the past year, he has stopped using it.
  4. by   RGN1
    I'm always kicking my hubbie! Luckily he only snores really badly if he flips on to his back so a swift kick to make him change positions usually does the trick! Mind you I booked into a hotel the night before my N-CLEX to make sure he couldn't disturb me then!!

    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??!!
  5. by   mrscurtwkids4
    my hubby snores pretty loudly, especially if he's really really tired. But it's usually only when he's laying on his back. I just elbow him for him to turn to his side and that's normally all it takes. I wouldn't doubt if he might have a little apnea, but don't think that it's too bad. One of our daughters had severe sleep apnea as an infant. She had like 89 apnea episodes in a three month span of time while on an infant apnea monitor. Talk about getting little sleep for me then! At least she's grown out of it. She's 11yr old now. Good luck on getting some ZZZZZ's!!
  6. by   NICU_nurse2b
    NO you are not the only one! I now sleep on the couch, which my husband hates. My husband usually doesn't snore too loudly but once I am woke up I find it very difficult to get back to sleep.
  7. by   GratefulHeart
    Soft ear plugs! When I used to chaperone my son's dances at school, they were strong enough to drown out the band.
  8. by   mysterious_one
    lol, know exactly what you talking about, i don't know if it is sleep apnea, but my husband snores badly, too. He was a smoker 20 years ago and is overweight, so i'm sure that's why. I also use earplugs , they work verry well. don't go to sleep without them and i also go to bed before he does,lol.
  9. by   UM Review RN
    Yup.

    That's why I work nights....
  10. by   Gompers
    You are not alone!!!

    My husband snores something awful sometimes and has sleep apnea. I've tried to get him to see an ENT but he doesn't want to. He knows he'll have to either get a CPAP machine or have surgery, and neither is desirable to him. Forget about what would be good for ME!

    I sleep with foam earplugs and those help a lot. I also work nights and he's a "normal" 9-5 office slave, so we don't always share the bed. Even on my nights off, I'm often up all night long out of habit. But when I do sleep in bed with him - OMG it's crazy.

    He has some sort of obstructive apnea. He'll lay there and suddenly stop snoring...then I'll see his chest rise and fall...then this turns into severe retractions...then his entire chest is concave as he tries desperately to get air, then finally he'll gasp or snort and breathe again. If I'm awake, I smack him or roll him into another position and this always gets him breathing again.

    My question is - how the heck does he get through the night without me?!?!
  11. by   Kiren
    I know all to well what you are talking about. Your fiancee probably needs to be on a c-pap machine at night. My dh has been on one for about a yr & 1/2 . At first he had a sleep study done about 5yrs ago and never returned for his follow up visit. About 2 yrs ago he was diagnosed with some other medical conditions and his doc required him to do another sleep study and get a c-pap (a matter of life or death). It took him several weeks to get used to the machine but now he says he gets the best sleep he has ever had.
    Sleep apnea is serious and can cause death. I don't mean to scare you but I suggest you do whatever it takes until your fiancee gets treatment. It's more than just an annoyance. I think we've only seen the tip of the iceberg on the problems sleep apnea can cause.
    Last edit by Kiren on Aug 23, '06
  12. by   gauge14iv
    For anyone dealing with a snoring partner - it isn't just snoring - it could be life threatening in more ways than one -

    http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic163.htm

    Pay particular attention to the Morbidity and Mortality part!

    People tend to think that snoring is harmless, but it isn't.
  13. by   lannisz
    My husband used to snore SO loud that even if we were in separate rooms I could hear him through the wall and actually felt them rumble! He did get better after surgery on his deviated septum/small sinuses a few years ago. I think if he lost a lot of belly weight he would snore much less. It's the worst when he's on his back. I sleep with ear plugs and a pillow over my head....I still have to roll him to his side now and then when he gets too loud. Sounds like your guy needs to consult an ENT as well as do a more in depth sleep study. Good luck.
  14. by   mercyteapot
    Another thing that I think contributes to dh's snoring is how far he reclines his head back when he is sleeping. It is really odd, I can't understand how it doesn't cause neck trouble. I've told him before he looks like he has a Pez dispenser neck when he sleeps and someone has flipped it back the whole way.
    Last edit by mercyteapot on Aug 23, '06

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