Partner suddenly started SNORING

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    Mar 23, 2010 6:29 PM GMT
    Hey Guys -

    I have lived with my boyfriend for nearly 7 years. One thing we always joked about but secretly loved was that neither of us snored.

    But recently, he has started snoring and, since this has never been an issue, I'm kind of at a loss as to what to do.

    If any of you have suggestions, I'd love to hear them.
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    Mar 23, 2010 7:28 PM GMT
    awww....what!!..doncha find that cuteicon_razz.gif

    btw does he know?

    I'll tell you sumthing I remember my mom use to do....whenever my dad snored, she use to pat his back.....and guess what......SILENCE....the snoring....all gone...
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    Mar 23, 2010 7:28 PM GMT
    Rat poison at dinner.

    That's all I got...
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    Mar 23, 2010 7:30 PM GMT
    usherhighryan saidawww....what!!..doncha find that cuteicon_razz.gif

    btw does he know?

    I'll tell you sumthing I remember my mom use to do....whenever my dad snored, she use to pat his back.....and guess what......SILENCE....the snoring....all gone...


    It only happens when sleeps on his back. LOL
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    Mar 23, 2010 7:32 PM GMT
    TheIStrat saidRat poison at dinner.

    That's all I got...


    icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif........ur watching tooo much lady gaga
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Mar 23, 2010 7:34 PM GMT
    Aww I think it's cute icon_razz.gif well have you talked to him about it? It could be medical like he can't breath that well while he sleeps.
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    Mar 23, 2010 7:34 PM GMT
    usherhighryan said
    TheIStrat saidRat poison at dinner.

    That's all I got...


    icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif........ur watching tooo much lady gaga



    haha yeah he is! icon_twisted.gif
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    Mar 23, 2010 7:40 PM GMT
    The gals at work have said that once their hubbies picked up some body fat or a gut the snoring kicked in (constricted airways?) and now they understand why their grandparents slept in separate beds.
    I didn't know there are men that don't snore. I snore like a saw mill and have never had a BF that wasn't similar. Helps I have significant hearing loss I guess but I have noticed the mattress vibrating. Current sweetie snores or has a nonsensical but spirited monologue all night long. The dogs all think he's talking to them. Feel lucky your BF doesn't swim in his sleep or punch you while he's sleeping.
  • rj303

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    Mar 23, 2010 7:41 PM GMT
    I snore, my brother snores, and my dad snores. Let's just say it doesn't bother me if someone else snores
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    Mar 23, 2010 7:46 PM GMT
    rj303 saidI snore, my brother snores, and my dad snores. Let's just say it doesn't bother me if someone else snores



    Haha I only snore when I'm really tired or the sleep is really good icon_biggrin.gif
  • jrs1

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    Mar 23, 2010 7:46 PM GMT
    Space_Cowboy_89 saidAww I think it's cute

    1. it is really cute.
    2. breath-rite strips before bed, perhaps.
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    Mar 23, 2010 7:48 PM GMT
    Cough loudly. Usually this'll make him stop without waking him, hopefully long enough for you to go to sleep before it starts up again. Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, just make sure it's not that.
  • scionguy

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    Mar 23, 2010 7:54 PM GMT
    Has he put on weight? Allergies becoming worse? Eating late at night? Those can be simple causes for snoring. Sometimes humidification and/or air filtering in the bedroom can make a difference. You can also try a different type of pillow that allows for better head support and helps to keep the airway less constricted.

    If you have addressed these issues and the snoring continues or you notice that he is "pausing" for a few seconds between breaths, he should talk with his doctor and probably be checked for sleep apnea.

    In the mean time, I would suggest a fan or some other sort of background noise to help block out some of the snoring and help you get some rest.
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    Mar 23, 2010 8:01 PM GMT
    Space_Cowboy_89 said
    usherhighryan said
    TheIStrat saidRat poison at dinner.

    That's all I got...


    icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif........ur watching tooo much lady gaga



    haha yeah he is! icon_twisted.gif


    Oh EVEN YOU TOOicon_evil.gif!!!!!....."space cowboy"...she wasnt the inspiration behind that now, was sheicon_razz.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 23, 2010 8:04 PM GMT
    Hey Christian,
    Be glad he doesn't have sleep apnia.. it can be loud and also health
    threatening. I'd just have him visit the doctor to make sure it isn't something simple. If he hasn't had a checkup, its probably time.

    See what the doctor advises, hopefully it will clear up. Take it seriously.... you don't want to move to a different bedroom.....
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    Mar 23, 2010 8:05 PM GMT
    Ciarsolo_v2 saidCough loudly. Usually this'll make him stop without waking him, hopefully long enough for you to go to sleep before it starts up again. Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, just make sure it's not that.


    LOLLLL....I use to do that whenever I was at my cousin's place...lets just say I kept coughing....coughing.....and coughing...while he snored away to gloryicon_sad.gif
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    Mar 23, 2010 8:13 PM GMT
    usherhighryan said
    Ciarsolo_v2 saidCough loudly. Usually this'll make him stop without waking him, hopefully long enough for you to go to sleep before it starts up again. Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, just make sure it's not that.


    LOLLLL....I use to do that whenever I was at my cousin's place...lets just say I kept coughing....coughing.....and coughing...while he snored away to gloryicon_sad.gif


    I had to throw a shoe at a closet door once. The coughing indeed does not always work icon_neutral.gif
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    Mar 23, 2010 8:15 PM GMT
    When i was dorming last yr, one of my roommates who bunked above me snored badly every night. What I did was just kick his bed above me, slightly hard, and problem solved. Although, I don't think you would be willing to kick your partner icon_biggrin.gif
  • calibro

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    Mar 23, 2010 8:20 PM GMT
    i'm a snorer too, but sleeping on my side remedies the problem
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    Mar 23, 2010 8:30 PM GMT
    usherhighryan said
    Space_Cowboy_89 said
    usherhighryan said
    TheIStrat saidRat poison at dinner.

    That's all I got...


    icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif........ur watching tooo much lady gaga



    haha yeah he is! icon_twisted.gif


    Oh EVEN YOU TOOicon_evil.gif!!!!!....."space cowboy"...she wasnt the inspiration behind that now, was sheicon_razz.gif




    Hahah Nope I got it from a Show I used to watch as a kid OutLawStar icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 23, 2010 8:47 PM GMT
    I nudge my guy and say, "Baby, you're snoring." He mumbles, rolls over, and that's the end of it.

    I do this regularly. It works, and neither of us lose any sleep over it.

    Be sure to talk to your fella about it beforehand so he knows why you're nudging him at night. Trust me, it works.

    On the other hand, my dog won't listen to me. That guy snores like there's no tomorrow.
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    Mar 23, 2010 8:59 PM GMT
    reppaT saidI nudge my guy and say, "Baby, you're snoring." He mumbles, rolls over, and that's the end of it.

    I do this regularly. It works, and neither of us lose any sleep over it.

    Be sure to talk to your fella about it beforehand so he knows why you're nudging him at night. Trust me, it works.

    On the other hand, my dog won't listen to me. That guy snores like there's no tomorrow.


    aww but your puppy is cute icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 23, 2010 9:05 PM GMT
    It's not sleep apnea. He's in good shape (32" waist).

    He has allergies, so maybe that's contributing.

    Thanks for the advice.

    PS: Our dog also snores and now they're doing it in unison. icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 23, 2010 9:42 PM GMT
    Kill him.. snoring is cute at first, then it starts keeping you awake, then you start having crazy dreams like bathing in his blood because you've only had an hour os sleep for the past week because he won shut the fuck up...

    Kill him now get it over and done with!

    OOH you wanted constructive advice.. if you think it's allergies make him use a nasal spray before bed
  • scionguy

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    Mar 23, 2010 9:46 PM GMT
    If he has allergies, have him try using a Neti Pot a hour before bedtime to rinse all the crud out of his sinuses. Using the steam room at the gym can help too.

    I know this, in addition to a humidifier/air filter, has made a difference with my partner and his snoring.