Jun 20 2014

How To Deal With a Snoring Partner

Over the last six months or so I’ve been dealing with a very real, very difficult problem. If I don’t fall asleep before my partner, his snoring keeps me awake nearly all night. And because it’s rare that I fall asleep first, I pretty much am screwed. So I’ve developed a way of coping.

- First, I suggested he try Breathe Right strips for his nose. They’re supposed to work to help keep nasal passages clear and open and prevent snoring. So we did this. And it didn’t work. You know why? Because I learned he’s a mouth snorer. Yep, that awful, open mouthed snoring was keeping me awake and it certainly wasn’t going to be a quick fix.

-So for at least one, if not up to three, nights per week I stay awake a LOT later than him, most often trying to be as productive as possible for as long as I could keep my eyes open, and then either falling asleep on the couch or passing out next to him. Either way, it’s been exhausting.

- When he went to the dentist this week, I suggested he ask for any tips for resolving this. And this is what came of it.

And I checked out that link, it scared the crud out of me, and I aborted mission. I don’t even know how to comprehend something like this. Here’s a link to that pdf by the way.

- So now I’ve resorted to taking pictures of his snoring, sleeping self, and posting them to my blog. Because why not? If I have to stay up all night reading dry, boring subsets of various Texas Law (think roads, traffic, department of health, etc) just to put myself to sleep by 3:45 a.m., then he can have himself on my internet space. You’re all welcome.

Have a wonderful weekend! 

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