Pets.ca - Pet forum for dogs cats and humans 

-->

Snoring

raingirl
March 30th, 2005, 12:06 PM
OK...I knew that when I adopted my english bulldog, that they snore. No problem. I already had a snorer in bed, so I figured it wouldn't be so bad.

Last night I was up almost ALL night because of both my BF snoring, and the dog!!

Anyone a snorer out there that knows some remedies? I want my BF to see a doctor about it but he won't! Most nights he is ok, but sometimes it's so annoying and I can't sleep if there is any noise!

SnowDancer
March 30th, 2005, 12:16 PM
Spare room. As I get older more and more people are telling me that moving at night to another room is the only answer. Not to mention the aches and pains resulting in kicking of the non-kicker (me) out of bed. Many hotels are now being asked for rooms with double beds just for this reason. My dog snores and dreams in his sleep - but nothing compared to my husband - who keeps the dog awake too. I can go into the bathroom, put ear plugs in (which I use anyway), turn on the tap full blast and I can still hear him. What makes it even worse is than I am an insomniac - who can't take speed aids - reverse effect. Hope you find a solution. Of course my snoring dogs always insist on moving with me.

Eleni
March 30th, 2005, 01:32 PM
Ear plugs.


my mom snores really bad so my step dad wears earplugs



Eleni

Prin
March 30th, 2005, 02:15 PM
I just roll him over if I can't sleep (I mean really roll him...). The time it takes him to fall asleep deeply again allows me to fall asleep.

Sneaky2006
March 30th, 2005, 03:23 PM
My husband snores too and I can't sleep when he does.
If I would fall asleep before him it wouldn't be a problem, but I can't get to sleep with noise. He normally only snores on his back so an elbow in the side usually makes him turn over.
And if he doesn't turn over, I threaten to sleep on the couch and he normally turns then! He hates when we don't sleep in the same bed!
Breathe right nose strips do work for him, we just don't usually have them on hand.

Britishvixen21
March 30th, 2005, 04:17 PM
My Ex Husband in England used to snore so bad that our neighbours could hear him. the remedy I found that worked great was divorce :p

Only kidding! I heard also that those breathe right strips are very good, and a little vix vapour under the nose is also good.

happycats
March 30th, 2005, 04:21 PM
I agree with the earplugs......there is no way you can stop both of them from snoring !

chico2
March 30th, 2005, 04:26 PM
My husband snores,whistles and laughs in his sleep,whatever he's doing,he's having a good time :love: but it's only if he sleeps flat on his back,so a little roll helps(not in the hay :rolleyes: ).I have earplugs,but am not comfortable with the feeling of not hearing if someone breaks in so I can clobber them :D
Rocky snores too,but in him it's cute :love:

Sneaky2006
March 30th, 2005, 04:31 PM
My husband snores,whistles and laughs in his sleep,whatever he's doing,he's having a good timeI should've added this before.... my husband does the same thing Chico! He also hisses, and talks... just a few nights ago he woke me up 3 times to say that he heard something growling, of course all 3 times I heard nothing. And in the morning he has no idea what I'm talking about when I bring it up.

chico2
March 30th, 2005, 04:33 PM
It would be really funny,if you were not so darned tired from lack of sleep :mad:

Sneaky2006
March 30th, 2005, 04:37 PM
It is SO not funny while it's happening... I wanted to smack him silly for waking me up again and again.
But in the morning or around company, we all get a good laugh!

Britishvixen21
March 30th, 2005, 04:39 PM
I talk in my sleep, Its a sign of stress.maybe you should get him to drink some camomile tea before bedtime, or you can relax with some aromatherapy oils burning in the room, francinsense is best for stress. Just be careful not to fall asleep with a candle going. although they have those oil burners now that go around the lightbulb there clay. Or better still burn some eucalyptus oil and that should calm him down and let the nasal passage flow also.

Sneaky2006
March 30th, 2005, 04:51 PM
I was checking this thread and what ad do I see at the top of the screen??? A snoring aid ad!
http://www.bfascher.com/category_detail.asp?groupID=10

Jackie467
March 30th, 2005, 05:09 PM
In pschycology we were learning about sleep disorders the other day (parts of state of counciousness). Well I learned something interesting and kind of disturbing. there is this disease called sleep apnea and what happens is the person stops breathing while they are sleeping, it particularly happens while sleeping on your back (I knew this but not the next part about the snoring). it's most common in men but also frequently occurs in women. most people have this and never know because it's not so severe that they turn blue, but some people will. and the most common symptom of having sleep apnea is snoring! It also tends to happen as a person ages. both my mother and stepdad have it. their snoring is just obnoxious and when I heard of this in class I made them go get tested and sure enough when laying on their backs they both have it. it's not sever enough to worry about with them, they just need to roll over, but even if they didn't it isn't that bad. on the other hand my friends mother had it so bad that she never got to REM (rapid eye movement) sleep (the most important part of sleep) because she would keep waking up because she stopped breathing, ended up that she had to be put on a breathing apperatus at night so it wouldn't happen.

meb999
March 30th, 2005, 05:13 PM
I have a really bad cold right now, and I tried the breath right strips for the first time last night -- they are awsome! Might be worth a try, although I find them a little pricy...

If his snoring is REALLY bad, you should insist that he go see a doctor. My BIL snored really REALLY loud (like earthquake loud) and when he went to see the doc, they sais he had severe sleep 'apnea' (spelling???) and could have died in his sleep... :eek:

meb999
March 30th, 2005, 05:15 PM
there is this disease called sleep apnea and what happens is the person stops breathing while they are sleeping, it particularly happens while sleeping on your back (I knew this but not the next part about the snoring). .

haha, we posted at same time!

My BIL also has to wear a sleep apperatus while he sleeps...

Prin
March 30th, 2005, 10:59 PM
I have actually had an exchange of a few sentences while my man is sleeping. I write it down and ask him the next morning if he knows what it means... The cutest was when he started talking English in his sleep (he's "pure laine")... You know he's talking to me... ;)

Boisian
March 31st, 2005, 08:19 PM
Please have your BF go in for a sleep test. My husband has sleep apnea which can be very serious is not treated. His snoring was horrible when we first got married. I mean really, really horrible. I tried going into another room and it just didn't work. He still kept me awake. He uses a sleep machine at night and the difference was incredible. He had a ton more energy, he felt refreshed when he woke up, and I could finally sleep :D The machine is a pain in the beginning, but so worth it. I understand that some people can have a surgery that can help with sleep apnea as well so that they don't need to use a machine at night.

I'll tell you how I got him to go into the doctor. I couldn't sleep in bed with him and be expected to function all day. After a few nights of sleeping in another room (which only helped a little), he was more than willing to go get checked. That wasn't my original intent, but I was missing so much sleep that it was my only alternative.

Good luck!!!!

maddoxies
March 31st, 2005, 08:58 PM
My ex could have taught chain saws to make noise.

Britishvixen: My thought exactly, divorce. And in my case, separate provinces.

Jackie 467, if you need info on narcolepsy, see me. And the ex's snoring would keep me awake, if I did not get to sleep first. If I got to sleep before him, it did not wake me.

Good luck getting a male to a doctor

Jackie467
April 1st, 2005, 04:23 PM
Jackie 467, if you need info on narcolepsy, see me.

I'm confused. This may be a stupid question but what did I say that indicated narcolepsy? Sorry I don't remember what it was. (i'm not blonde but maybe it's a blonde moment)

maddoxies
April 1st, 2005, 04:41 PM
Jackie: You did not mention narcolepsy specifically, but you did say that you were studying sleep disorders. Narcoplepts who will openly discuss their disorder are not that easy to find. I spent years in the closet myself, due to people's predjudices and prejudgements.

Jackie467
April 1st, 2005, 05:08 PM
OK, sorry I was just confused. We actully had a girl come to our class to speak to us. She was in the closet so to speak for years and tried going to college without anyone knowing, ended up she had to tell everyone because they were even more freaked out by her just drifting off. She said she was surprised how well they accepted her after she explained what it was. Other than her I'v never known anyone personally who had narcolepsy. Thanks for the offer, I'm sorry I had no idea you had narcolepsy. All I know about it is what she told us and what our text book says, so really I don't know too much about it at all.

raingirl
April 1st, 2005, 05:23 PM
Thanks for the tips guys. I think I will try earplugs.

I have been bugging him to go see a doc for a physical for 3 years!!! And he won't go. I told him since I have to endire a female exam yeraly (which I know all the females here don't like) then he should go for a physical as well! I suspect he may have sleep apnea as well..as he does stop breathing sometimes. But I don't know if it's skeep apnea if it is phlegm blocking his airway. I was thinking sleep apnea is the brain stopping the breathing, not just something physically blocking his throat. He is always tired and had constant headaches. He takes way too much tylenol (not the max per day...but at least one a day, which it too much as far as I'm concerned).

He doesn't have a doc..well, he does...sorta. He has the doc he has been seeing since he was a kid, but she always blabs to his parents when they see her so he doesn't trust her (my BF is filipino, as is his doc. Last time he saw her he had a BAD chest cold. His parents saw her the next day and she said "oh, did you know your son is really sick with a bad cough??" They called him freaking out after that!)

Oh well..maybe I will just have to find him a new doctor!

Boisian
April 1st, 2005, 08:27 PM
It sure sounds like sleep apnea to me. When you hear someone with sleep apnea stop breathing, it is a physical thing. They take in a breath and then don't exhale for a few seconds. The fact that he is always tired and has headaches is also a strong indicator. My husband didn't want to go to the doctor either. By the time he did, the doctor said it was just in time. If sleep apnea isn't treated, it can lead to other serious health issues, including problems with your heart. I suffer from migraines and I can tell you that if someone told me that I could do a treatment to prevent me from getting one again, I'd do it. It would be better than taking pain medication all the time, right?

I'm not a doctor, of course. I'm just going by my personal experience. Please keep trying to get him in to see a Dr. It's a simple test and process. My husband was referred to a specialist, went for a sleep test (overnight in a clinic), and then went back to the Dr. for his c-pap machine (the machine used to treat his sleep apnea). Like I said in the past....it made a world of difference in my husband's life. He was a new man and felt like he got his life back.

People that don't know about sleep apnea often think it is no big deal, but it is a big deal. My husband's Dr. told him that "untreated, sleep apnea can lead to death" (due to the other health issues it can cause). I don't want to scare you, but it is that serious. My husband took a long time to go to the doctor too so I can sympathize with you. My husband's family tried to tell him to go see a doctor for a long time before I met him.

I don't blame your BF for not wanting to go back to his doctor. I would hate having my doctor tell my parents everything. I would have him go to another doctor or just remind the doctor about confidentiality between Dr. and patient. That topic is a big deal here now.

Who knows...maybe he doesn't have sleep apnea and there is nothing to worry about except that you need a way to get more sleep :) I just think it would be worth getting checking out.

All the best to you and yours.

goldenblaze
April 1st, 2005, 10:51 PM
My ex could have taught chain saws to make noise.

This made me laugh so hard... I've never heard that one until now.. priceless :crazy:

krdahmer
April 4th, 2005, 06:17 PM
Spare room. As I get older more and more people are telling me that moving at night to another room is the only answer. Not to mention the aches and pains resulting in kicking of the non-kicker (me) out of bed. Many hotels are now being asked for rooms with double beds just for this reason.


Too funny...I always give that advice too. My hubby and I weren't married a year before I kicked him and his sinus issues down the hall! LOL In our house we even have two snoring cats!!! I know that I snore as well, but I also know that no matter how loud I snore, he's louder.... because I am the one awake all night! :rolleyes: Plus we were waking up with unexplained bruises because we are both tossers and flailers. I even woke one night to a fist to the nose.....and he didn't even wake up OR STOP SNORING! :eek:

I think the longer you sleep alone, 26 years for me, the harder it is to share your bed. I know I like it much better now that I have my queen all to myself and he is on the double down the hall. Although for the time being, since the spare room is occupied by a furry visitor, we moved his bed into my room....and man did I NOT miss the snorefest! I'm just thankful that he's only home 2 nights a week or I would have some hefty bags under my eyes! ;)