Monday, December 17, 2007

1:18 a.m.

If someone would invent some sort of scooper or hook or paddle or SOMETHING that would enable a spouse to roll her husband onto his side when he snores, I think that would be a fucking marvelous invention.

Or, I suppose I could just buy some earplugs the next time I'm at the store.

21 comments:

Family Adventure said...

I hear ya!

Heidi

countrymouse said...

Ah, yes. The snorey husband . . . After years of barely stopping myself from delivering a swift kick to his shin to let him know he was keeping me awake, I finally learned the only trick that worksL: I promise him a back scratch if he'll roll over. He loves back scratches so much that this actually works. Of course, I have to follow through on my promise, but it's a small price to pay for uninterrupted sleep!!!

I would promise to paint the house if I had to in order to STOP THAT AWFUL NOISE!!!

Peggy Sez.. said...

I just tell him he had stopped breathing and needs to roll over on his side. I have saved his life many times..ROFLMAO

Mrs. G. said...

Oh Sweet Jesus, I am feeling your pain over here. I don't know if your time stamp will show it, but it's just past 5:00am here and my alarm doesn't go off until 7:00am. Guess who is still sleeping soundly?

Professor J said...

I'm the noisemaker in my family. So, on behalf of snorers everywhere: We are sorry!

clemsongirlandthecoach said...

banish his arse to the couch...

Flutterby said...

Well you really should make sure it's not something more serious like apnea. I never got a good night's sleep either, for quite a long time. Then I put the futon in my computer room and I spent almost a year sleeping in there every night. It pissed him off. But it still took a year to get him to do something about it. To make this short, he now uses a CPAP. No more snoring. Apnea means you stop breathing for short periods and the snore, sometimes more of a huge snort, is when you finally catch your breath again. It's been blamed for many serious medical problems.

Mommi Tutu said...

Oh yeah girl I feel your pain!

I used to bump the hubs ever so gently at first, with increasing intensity until I could finally get enough time without snores to get myself asleep . . . and then with BD I would tell him to roll over ever so quietly, and get louder until he would do it, but not remember it actually happening- he could sleep through it!!!

But I like your idea of a paddle or flipper of some sort:) Of course I snore, too - so SORRY!

hello darling (formerly hello sunshine!) said...

DITTO. I usually just elbow K in the side and it works... for thirty seconds or so.

smalltownmom said...

I've suffered for years! Rolling him over never helped. Finally he saw a doctor, had a sleep study, and found he had sleep apnea (I TOLD HIM SO). He had surgery last summer and it is much better. Still a little noise, but now he stops when I nudge him.

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

Heidi: But did you hear HIM?

Clemson: I actually really like sleeping with him and luckily it's not every night.

Flutterby: It's not sleep apnea, that we already know. So, the only reason he's going to stop breathing at night is when I put a pillow over his face.

Kristin said...

F*cking snoring!

alison said...

Being single has its advantages.

Bunny Bunster said...

True story:
Right after we were married, we went to visit with my dad. My wonderful Husband made the comment about me snoring.
My dad told my husband to cross my legs as that will cut off the air flow.

I just about died on the spot!!

Linda and her Surroundings said...

I am so used to my husband snoring that I need to hear him snore to get to sleep. Although, if he wakes me up with it I just push my hand into his face and he moves.

The Hotfessional said...

Or, just do what I do. Kick him and shove at the same time.

Sally said...

We were in a hotel a couple of weekends ago & I put a pillow over his face. Boy was he mad about that! But still went right back to snoring. I feel your pain...

Sue said...

Heh heh heh Good luck with that. I'm actually the one who snores in our marriage. Well, my husband snores too, but I sleep so soundly that I almost never hear him. He hates that.

rivergirlie said...

maybe something electric (heheheh)

Victoria said...

Yep, use your foot (or both, as I do). Once or twice I pinch him and act all innocent when he yells, finally awake.

Good luck!

Lori Anderson Designs said...

Oh how I feel your pain. Even kicking the hell out of him until he bruises like a peach doesn't wake him up.