My husband snores incredibly loudly. It makes sleeping next to him very difficult. Are there any unconventional recommendations - i.e. beyond drugstore earplugs and a white noise machine - to tolerate it? This is starting to really fray our marriage.
The long version: we had a baby a year ago. As an exclusively breastfeeding mother, I began co-sleeping with the babe from early on, not so much out of ideological preference as an attempt to get sleep by any means necessary. My husband did not join us due to his snoring. Did I mention it's very loud?
Now it's a year later. The baby stays in the crib for half the night, sometimes longer if I let him fuss it out a bit. My husband and I are still not sharing a bed together. Frankly, I am dreading it, and the snoring is the only
reason why. Before the baby, I slept well enough with my husband, but still required earplugs and a wall of white noise. Post-baby, I sleep super lightly - waking up hourly, even if I am by myself. I'm afraid it's going to be a disaster if I introduce his arrhythmic, spastic snoring into my current light-sleeping mix.
I am desperate for any
ideas, save sleeping pills for myself (still breastfeeding and also sensitive to taking meds in general). Custom-fit earplugs
? Those crazy $400 in-ear white noise plugs
? He says he is depressed due in large part to my absence from our bed (we still have sex about once a week - sometimes less, sometimes more, so the bed-sharing closeness is a factor in and of itself... although I know he'd like to have sex more often). I am super freaked out about reverting to a chronic state of extreme sleep deprivation. Not to mention resentful that this is all on me - dealing with his snoring while managing to not go crazy from inability to sleep.