Loud snoring spouse - What to do?
May 2, 2006 3:35 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for help with a snoring spouse, who's snoring is getting progressively worse and more intrusive to my sleep pattern.
posted by 543DoublePlay to Human Relations (20 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My wife has always been an occasional light snorer, but recently it has progressed to the point where it keeps me awake. I am a light sleeper when I first fall asleep, whereas she falls asleep and gets into the deep, loud snoring within minutes of falling asleep. The snoring then keeps me awake as I try to go through my unwind and settling down to sleep period. It is intrusive to the point where I literally have to shake her awake and ask her to go and sleep in another room (at least until I can get fully asleep). She has tried reading until I get to sleep, but as she reads she invariably dozes off (literally within minutes) and then it starts. The snoring happens regardless of her sleeping position and we have tried OTC remedies, windows open, windows closed, humidifiers, heat off, air con on, and on and on. I have to get up early (4.30 am) and we usually go to bed at the same time, but the sleep disturbance is starting to really get to me.
Ear plugs don't seem to be an option as I rely on the alarm to wake me and I would be worried about missing it if I had ear plugs in.
Any home remedies, suggestions or web sites I can refer to?