Saturday, February 03, 2007

Saturday Stuff



I have been afraid to weigh, because I have done so badly the last two weeks. I was thrilled to know the truth today and it wasn't as bad as I thought - I only gained back 2 pounds. My new schedule is messing with my mind. I'm accustomed to planning my lunch, packing it, and eating it in solitude as I read my book (well solitude is a relative term when you're surrounded by at least 1,000 students, but I can tune them out most of the time). Now I rush home at 11:30, get Care Bear to school, get back to my house around 12:45, starving, and kind of pick at eating a very unstructured lunch. I must get back into a routine.


Hey, does anybody out there have a good solution for snoring?? That's all I'm going to say on that subject!


EDIT:
Okay, I'm breaking my word on the that being all I was going to say on the subject. I have a confession to make - IT'S ME!! I'm the snorer! It has just begun. I've used all of the suggestions on DC over the last few years. But now, since I've been sleeping better (thanks to MG's suggestion of Tylenol PM), I wake up occasionally and find him gone downstairs to get some shuteye. Other nights he's just patient.

I don't like to think it's true, but why would someone who loves me so much make up such a disgusting story??
I'm embarrassed when I wake up in the morning and he tells me how bad it's been.

I hate knowing that I'm "breathing during sleep with a rough hoarse noise due to vibration of the soft palate" (Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition, pg. 1112.)


I had actually posted this originally, but decided I didn't want to let everyone know I was the one snoring. But I can't let you all think it's poor, sweet, patient DC! As I look back at the comments, I'm guessing the losing weight issue might resolve this. Another good reason to keep it up!

19 comments:

Linda said...

I just nudge him until he rolls over onto his stomach :)

Morning Glory said...

Nudging
Breathe Right strips (generic ones are not as good)
New pillow
Ear, nose and throat doctor

We've tried all these with some relief. When he loses the extra weight, his snoring decreases considerably.

If all else fails, take a Tylenol PM to sleep through the noise.

Susie said...

I say "roll on your side" That seems to help. Sometimes I have to give him a slight nudge in that direction!
The weight loss thing is not my favorite topic this week. Too much good food in my life!
:)

PEA said...

Having gained only 2 lbs is not bad at all and I'm sure you'll be able to lose it again in no time at all:-) I'm like that too...if I don't have my lunch by noon, anytime later I'm starving and will just grab anything I see, most of the time something very high in calories! lol As for the snoring, having a couple of pillows to prop up your head also helps. Hugs xox

Kristen said...

Forget nudging....take a good hard elbow to his ribs...plug his nose...push him off the bed....just a few tricks I've had to use.

I think you're doing great, Mom. You'll adjust. What about eating lunch right before you leave work?

Looney Mom said...

That's tough when schedules change. I Love Kristen's suggestions on both counts! LOL!

Looney Mom said...

Oh poor sweet Dawn. Supposedly I snore too. I'm not sure how my hubby deals with it. Maybe we just take turns tolerating each other since he snores too. Sorry.

Pamela said...

My sweet hubby snores and so does my cute little Shih Tzu dog! It is a nightmare! Caught between two snorers. Some nights I just laugh, other nights I get these terrible thoughts of what I could do with duck tape! hehe! Just playing!

Rolling my hubby over on his side seems to work best! :)

Tammy said...

Well, Dawn, you were so brave and sweet to admit it and not have people think it was your hubby! :)

I keep hearing those breathe right strips work. I think my husband should get them...better than a good swift kick from me! ;)
(And he claims I have snored a time or two in my life...but I deny it completely!)

Morning Glory said...

Oh, I knew you were talking about yourself. It runs in the family genes.

Sleeping on your back would be a major factor, too.

A good doctor specializing in noses might be worth going to. There could be a blocked passage or something.

Susie said...

Well, that was brave of you to admit, but I think there are plenty of women snorers out there. I have been accused of it a time or two, but of course I doubt it. How could he hear me over his own snoring? LOL!!

Callie Ann said...

My suggestion. My husband had this problem. I literally had to sleep in another room. He checked with his doctor and It was confirmed he had sleep apnea. You should ask your doctor about that. It is very hard on your heart to have this condition. Yes, the weight loss will help. But, for yourself and your family life. Check in with you doctor about this. Just sharing because I care.

Kentucky Gal said...

You may have a new allergy?? That sometimes cause's a sudden bout with me.
:-D

Lala's world said...

good for you on the weight! I am at a stand still myself but am going to do a cleanse tomorrow and that is always a good way to jump start the fat burning process!

have you tried giving hubby ear plugs?

kpjara said...

I'm right there with you...and my husband is a saint too. I know, from my own experience the less I weigh, the less noise I make. It's so bad sometimes it wakes ME up...then I move to the chair in the living room and I'm fine.

Linda said...

Thanks for your comment Dawn. I know exactly what you mean. I couldn't believe the difference when I worked for the man supervisor. My daughter has similar stories from work. I just have to shake my head and wonder what the problem is?

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

Dawn, youre already working on the cure. The number one cause of snoring is weight gain, apparently you even gain weight on the back of your throat. So losing even ten lbs will help, the other is a nice sidebedroom thats always available in the middle of the night. I've found Tylenol PM can make snoring worse because you so konk out, it seems to make snoring worse....

Barb said...

Well, you're probably going to think I'm kidding but I'm not. Rob snores so loud you can hear him outside the house. I'm telling you, it's not possible to sleep around it. So earplugs. Yep. Those foam earplugs you can buy in any grocery store or walmart. Amazing how much sound they cut out.

Works for him too because I grind my teeth something fierce if I forget to put my occlusal guard in night. We're quite pair, me and Rob. And yes, losing a little weight will probably reduce the snoring, too. Seven pounds is a great start!

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