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Old 05-29-2008, 09:57 AM
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Originally Posted by Suzet2262 View Post
My god, does anyone else here have a snoring husband? I am sitting here next to him in bed and he is snoring up a storm!!! He has tried some of the stop snoring things you can buy at like walmart or longs drugs, they helped for a bit. He wont go see a Dr. cuz he doesnt hear himself, so to him there isnt a problem. I am ready to bop him on the head with my computer..lol. I wake him up, pinch his nose(I read to do that) or go sleep on the couch. It drives me nuts, I bet the they can hear him two houses down. Any one have any suggestions??
My first husband snored AND talked in his sleep. I finally just bought ear plugs and wore them. Even now 20 years later, I still wear them even though I sleep alone.

I used to threaten him that I was going to get him on his back and drop a golf ball down his throat, cutting off his air of course.
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:00 AM
Location: In a delirium
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My grandfather snored like crazy, I gather. The type of snore that could wake up entire neighborhoods. Now, my brother has taken over that role. But, my father also snored very loudly and I could never understand how my mother could sleep next to him. When I asked her, she said it was actually comforting since it was a sound from her childhood.
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Old 11-09-2008, 09:19 AM
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I used to be one of those snoring hubands, until my wife found information about how snoring can actually harmful to my health, cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and stroke can be directly linked to snoring.... I also began researching and not only is this true, but it also was taking its toll on my relationship with my wife. I found these exercises and Ive been doing them every day about 3-5 minutes a day. No more snoring, of course some nights after coming home from the bar I do snore a minor amount, which I found was because the alcohol relaxes muscles in the thought, but I can safeley say my wife is a happy woman now that she can sleep constantly throughout the night. I want to share some information about this so here is a link to these exercises... please have a look because you might just get your rest after all. [URL="http://www.productsupplycenter.com/web122785"]Snore Stopper by snore no more[/URL]
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Old 11-09-2008, 09:43 AM
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I once was a huge snorer, wrecked the wife's sleeping, mine too. It was NOT simply snoring. I had SLEEP APNEA and it damned near killed me. I heart is weak today because of it.

Suzet: Don't rule out Sleep Apnea. Millions have it and don't know it. One tip off is that they stop breathing while asleep and then snort very loudly when the body rouses itself enough for breathing to re-start. However, the body does not rouse itself enough for the eyes to pop open and the person to recognize they are awake. This plays havoc with sleep cycles and shows up in various ways, such as drowsiness during the day (and may be mis-diagnosed as Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADD, etc).

FWIW: Apnea is a KNOWN cause of bed-wetting in children, they don't have to be overweight to have it.

Basically, the tongue or soft palette or tonsils are oversized and flop around in the throat while sleeping, usually falling backwards and shutting off the airway. When that happens the diaphragm tries harder and harder to make the lungs inhale a breath of air, which it does by pushing down (the diaphragm pushes UP to make you exhale). The more the body needs oxygen while the throat is restricted, the HARDER the diaphragm pushes down.

The repeated and forceful pushing DOWN of the diaphragm puts a real drubbing on the bladder, which is, you guessed it, BELOW the diaphragm. Eventually the poor bladder just says "oh the hell with it" and lets go.

Do NOT rule out sleep apnea until you have the person evaluated. Sometimes (but not always) an ENT can see the excess tissue that is blocking the airway and remove it with surgery. There are other causes too. If there is no apnea involved, minor surgical procedures can often relieve or remove the snoring. If it is apnea, a breathing machine called a CPAP or CFLEX can relieve the anpea and the snoring, and save the person's life.

Apnea always puts a load on the heart as it keeps working harder to get oxygen - which is in shortened supply when the throat closes. Thousands of apnic men die each year of 4AM heart attacks DURING SLEEP when the heart should not be stressed, but due to the apnea, the heart races to the point it goes into de-fib and the man dies.

In some cases a CPAP machine is prescribed after a sleep study is done.

There are many sleep disorders that affect people of all ages. If your adult loved one sounds like they stop breathing and then snorts, or has other symptoms, best to see an MD and probably a Pulmonary Specialist. Young children should be seen by a Pediatrician who is also certified in childhood sleep disorders.

I know, I've got Apnea and it ruined my heart. Apnea is a killer, robs the heart of oxygen while you TRY to sleep, killing heart tissue. Some people with Apnea snore, some do not. Snoring is not always present and sometimes snoring is not Apnea.
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:00 AM
Location: San Antonio
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Ear Plugs and nasal strips are a godsend.
I couldn't get him to try the nasal strips. He finally put one on and said, "OMG, I can actually smell things!"
Now he can't sleep without them!
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:18 PM
Location: Oxford, OH
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My husband used to snore also. I couldn't have the TV loud enough to even hear. Drove me crazy!!! He did the sleep studies where they hook you up and see the results. His blood oxygen went down to below 60% several times. 95% is what you want. It can be very dangerous and can cause brain damage and heart attacks.
He ended up having surgery on his throat, they took part of the roof of his mouth and his tonsils and he hasn't snored since. He had that C-pap machine which helped but it was like, for me, sleeping at the base of Niagara Falls. That was as loud as the snoring!
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:05 PM
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Yes, he is a snorer. This is one of the reasons I can't wait to be single and never, ever get married again or co-habitate or otherwise share my life with anybody ever again! I am dreaming of the day when I can finally, FINALLY get some peace and quiet and a nice night's sleep!!!
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