Guys who snore

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    May 20, 2013 3:08 AM GMT
    How do you deal with guys who snore? I'm a light sleeper, and this has been one of my "deal breakers" when it comes to meeting a new guy and seeing if we are compatible or not. It's hard to keep liking a guy when you attempt to sleep in the same bed you don't get any sleep.
  • gwuinsf

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    May 20, 2013 3:47 AM GMT
    As a snorer, I can tell you I'm super self-conscious about it when I meet a new guy and we spend the night for the first time. I'm not as bad as I used to as I've had some corrective surgery but I'm told that I still snore to some degree.

    My best relationships have all been with guys who were deep sleepers, but I've dated guys who just slept with ear plugs. Does that work for you?

    My dad is a really bad snorer, sleep apnea runs in my family. My mom says she got used to it after a while.
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    May 20, 2013 7:23 AM GMT
    I don't snore, but I sleep walk and talk almost every night. I also experience sleep paralysis a few times a week. I think that combo would be worse than having a partner that snores.
  • HottJoe

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    May 20, 2013 7:25 AM GMT
    You get used to it.
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    May 20, 2013 9:05 AM GMT
    S34n05 saidHow do you deal with guys who snore? I'm a light sleeper, and this has been one of my "deal breakers" when it comes to meeting a new guy and seeing if we are compatible or not. It's hard to keep liking a guy when you attempt to sleep in the same bed you don't get any sleep.


    i've never felt more self-conscious than now...
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    May 20, 2013 9:53 AM GMT
    I'm pretty self conscious about it, i shout in my sleep a lot and i've been told i snore really loud. icon_redface.gif
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    May 20, 2013 10:11 AM GMT
    I would suggest you not pursue dating this man.

    I had sleep apnea. My deviated septum surgically corrected, my uvula and soft palate lasered off and shortened. It corrected the apnea but still snore.

    I spent two years dating someone who would beg me to sleep over every night and then proceed to pound on the bed, slam the bedroom door or hold a pillow over my face to wake me. Sure it stopped me from snoring but I also never had a decent sleep.

    He carried this issue into our waking relationship as well. It has made me very self conscious sleeping with anyone and often don't bother.

    Snorers can't prevent the issue and it will never stop. Do the guy a favour and move on.
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    May 20, 2013 12:57 PM GMT
    Many happy couples have their own bedrooms! You can have cuddle time and then head off elsewhere. We both snore sometimes and if I really can't sleep I will head for the couch but it rarely happens unless something else is bothering me.
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 20, 2013 1:03 PM GMT
    Now this seems kind of of odd... here I sleep in my bed without another guy most usually, but I have snoring in my bedroom.

    And those beagles can snore at times!

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    May 20, 2013 1:27 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidYou get used to it.


    Seriously, this is the best answer. You eventually adapt to the snoring and your brain will adjust to the noise. Sooner or later, it won't even phase you while you sleep.
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    May 20, 2013 1:28 PM GMT
    I am legitimately concerned that I'll meet the person of my dreams and fall in love, but the snoring will be so bad that it will doom the relationship. Disclaimer: I'm not a snorer - at least nobody has told me that I am - and I recognize that people don't choose to be snorers.

    Having separate rooms for when good sleep is really important seems like a reasonable solution. Ear plugs make my ears hurt if used for several hours, and they often fall out. White noise like sleeping with a fan on can also really help if the snoring is light or if its just loud breathing.
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    May 20, 2013 1:34 PM GMT
    I've been told I snore....It's not something you can really control. Dumping a guy for such a small thing like snoring is pretty shallow. You may miss out on a lot of good guys.
  • monet

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    May 20, 2013 1:39 PM GMT
    My partner snores so I've slept with earplugs for the past 20 years.
  • calibro

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    May 20, 2013 1:41 PM GMT
    block him
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    May 20, 2013 1:53 PM GMT
    NJShiftyJK saidMany happy couples have their own bedrooms! You can have cuddle time and then head off elsewhere. We both snore sometimes and if I really can't sleep I will head for the couch but it rarely happens unless something else is bothering me.

    I've known a few with that arrangement. One couple has been together over 20 years. They also own a big 5th-wheeler RV, with the single bedroom up forward over the hitch. If the snoring gets bad one of them goes to the back of the rig and opens up the sofa bed in the living room. Hasn't caused them to break up yet.

    My husband & I snore, me worse than him. Never wakes me, but can make it difficult to get to sleep if he nods off first, or back to sleep if I wake up for other reasons. I just watch a little closed-captioned TV in bed until he stops.

    But he's authorized to wake me when I'm really loud, I expect it and don't complain, rather it's me who feels guilty. Both my parents were also very loud snorers, hear them all over the house when I was a kid, actually would wake me down the hall.
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    May 20, 2013 2:00 PM GMT
    Can't u wear ear-plugs?

    Therre's also devices he can wear that will prevent snoring, so they do look a bit awkward strapped around one's face like a gas-mask, but if it stops the snoring it may be worth a shot?
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    May 20, 2013 2:14 PM GMT
    Sleep apnea sufferer here, that damn CPAP can be a real romance-killer wth some guys. But some others are very understanding.
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    May 20, 2013 2:15 PM GMT
    I plug in in-ear earphones and play my favourite music to sleep icon_smile.gif
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    May 20, 2013 2:16 PM GMT
    ear plugs
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    May 20, 2013 2:35 PM GMT
    I used to live with my ex in Vancouver and he was a horrible snorer. Ear plugs wouldn't suffice. We tried those nose strips and different sleeping positions for him and we ultimately found a way that worked.

    If you really loved a guy, I honest to god hope you wouldn't leave him because of something he couldn't control..
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    May 20, 2013 2:46 PM GMT
    With my snoring, my partner's snoring, and our Great Dane's snoring our bedroom in the middle of the night can be as loud as an airport. We are lucky we are all heavy sleepers.

    And when our adopted daughter spends the night, you can hear her snoring downstairs! Such snoring from a petit 21 y/o!
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    May 20, 2013 2:46 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidNow this seems kind of of odd... here I sleep in my bed without another guy most usually, but I have snoring in my bedroom.

    And those beagles can snore at times!

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    My dog talks in his sleep
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    May 20, 2013 3:48 PM GMT
    I don't snore and if I ever find the one and find out they snore like a storm then that'll be a okay with me. I sleep with my headphones in and I am a light sleeper.
  • MarvelBoy23

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    May 20, 2013 5:22 PM GMT
    I use to snore like crazy, my partner would often hold my nose and mouth to wake me up!!!! icon_evil.gif It is the worst way to wake up ever. But my snoring slowly got better once I started to do Yoga! Now it only happens if I have a cold.

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    May 20, 2013 5:30 PM GMT
    Ya I'm pretty bad for snoring sometimes. Fortunately for the guys that found that out are heavy sleepers and never really cared. I tried those nose strips and it seemed to help out a fair bit.