March 20, 2017

Till Snoring Do Us Part

Cakes and I have been married now for over three years. In these three short years, we've gotten to know each other better. It ranges from different things like the way each person feels about privacy (no comment on that), to what kind of foods we like, to much deeper stuff that I can't share on here. But one thing I can talk about is the fact that we both snore!


The first time I was aware of my snoring was on a trip to Houston way back when. I was hanging out with a friend of mine, and we went to visit this guy. I was really tired so I fell asleep on his couch. When I woke up, I saw him staring at me in amusement and I asked him why. He said it was the cutest funniest thing watching this girl sleeping and snoring! Chai, I was mortified! But I figured it was simply because I was exhausted. Like I've actually woken up because my own snoring was loud. Again, I figured those times was only out of exhaustion.

Since we got married though, Cakes has never actually complained about my snoring. Actually that's not true. He complains about it AFTER I complain about his own snoring. The thing with Cakes is he goes to sleep VERY easily, whereas it takes a long time for me to fall asleep. So if I fall asleep and I'm snoring, he can tune my snoring out easily and go to sleep. If he falls asleep first and is snoring, then it takes an even longer time for me to fall asleep. Most times I just kick him until he stops. If I have the energy, I'll find earphones and plug into my phone with soft music. But these days, more often than not, I just whisk myself off to the guest bedroom! I have to wake up quite early to get to work, and I need the sleep abeg! Of course, I don't do it every night but sometimes it's really just necessary. I think I might need to invest in a carton of ear plugs :-|

I'd like to ask you guys though - what do you do when your partner snores? And do you have any natural remedies for snoring?

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  1. Haha I was just laughing away as I was reading this post . I wouldn't know what I would do if I was in your situation but I thinking tapping him or moving him to change position is the best solution to reduce on the snoring . My bro used to grind his teeth when we were younger but I think it naturally went away . Interesting read .x

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    1. If kicking him doesn't work then tapping him will definitely be a futile exercise :(

      Cakes grinds his teeth too!

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  2. When my husband snores I just tap him,he will mumble some jargons n go back to snoring.It's quite annoying but I'll say in our 5 years of being married it has become music to my ears and I sleep through it and peacefully too.lol!!

    www.CheecheeLive.com

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    1. Oh yes, Cakes talks in his sleep too!!!

      LOL @ snoring becoming music to your ears. Yeah, I don't see that happening to me. I need quiet and darkness to sleep.

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    2. Music to your ears ke? See love oh!
      I think I snore lightly. Same with Tee. But I usually just roll him over and it's fine!

      www.KacheeTee.com

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  3. I had the same issue as well dear.
    Sometimes it would take music and trying to ignore him to sleep and it didn't work. Some days hubby would feel bad and want to sleep in the Living room (am like this is where wahala go start). I bought the teeth guard, rubbish it did not work, so i didn't bother with the nose strips in the store.
    So i did some research because his was a bit serious where he would always fall asleep at the movies, or watching a sitcom etc. From my research he had sleep Apnea.
    We eventually went to the doctor and he was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea. The Dr noticed my hubby had enlarged tonsils, which made it difficult for airflow.

    My dear snoring can be caused by so many thing from the narrowing at some point in the nose, roof of the mouth being low, throat, or enlarged tonsils and adenoids.

    Trust me when i complain he would get mad, until his sister asked him do you have a cold and why do you sound like that when you talk? I said thank you Jesus....that was the ticket to see the DR....He was prescribed a Cpap machine which helps a great deal, now he can stay up to watch movies, sometimes sleep without the machine, and he would snore so light that i won't notice.

    Both of you can schedule an appointment to have it checked.

    you can read more on it here
    http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/tc/snoring-cause

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    1. Hmmm, it never even occurred to me that it might be a medical issue. Now that you mention it, I have large tonsils, so maybe that's why I snore? Him, on the other hand... one of his favorite things to say is that he hasn't been to a doctor in over 10 years (which is a lie technically, cos his friends are doctors and they help out when they can).

      I'll definitely look into the medical aspect.

      Thanks for the info!

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    2. Your welcome my dear.
      Lol at not seen the Dr in 10years 😂😂😂. They are all the same, and swear they are fine.
      Yes oh its important to have it checked, to rule out any serious symptoms of sleep Apnea.

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  4. Ha ha! I can relate to your situation. My husband snores too. I usually sleep before him so it doesn't disturb me too much. I got him a snoring ring that he wears to sleep sometimes (especially when he's very tired). It helps reduce the noise. I don't really understand how it works but I'm glad it does.

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    1. Forgive me but my first thought was "heh? Husband? She's married? How did I miss that?" LOL!

      What's a snoring ring? I've never heard of it. Gotta get on Google now.

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    2. Lol! I got married last year. Don't feel too bad. Not very many people knew about it. I didn't really talk about it online because I'm pretty private about things like that.

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  5. So I better pray my future husband too be a snorer o, hia. People say I snore, sometimes light, sometimes heavy but no matter what they do, tap, shake, twist, bend me, hihihihihihihihihihi, no matter what, I don't stop snoring o, I turn to the other side and go to a higher gear.

    I wish I could help it. It has really affected me socially. I don't go for hangouts or camp nights. This isn't even about me feeling embarrassed sometimes, it’s about the fact that I feel it's selfish. Someone else is trying to sleep and I am grinding away like a machine. I am sleeping and they are tossing all over.

    I wish I didn't snore! But I guess the combination of my flaws and lovely attributes makes me unique, right?

    I know of a woman who said after a while of trying and trying, her husband's snoring became a lullaby for her. She just needed it to even sleep because it soothed her to sleep. Crazy uhn?

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    1. Awww but BUAHAHAHAHA I feel your pain. I felt really bad when I traveled with my sister and had to share a room cos she's a light sleeper and would be miserable. I find that if I sleep upright though the snoring reduces. You shouldn't deprive yourself of hanging out so try to find ways to reduce the snoring if you can.

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  6. Lol. I don't think there is any natural remedy for snoring. Simply enjoy each other's snore. Think of it as something cute.

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    1. There has to be a natural remedy somewhere somehow. I'm not enjoying any snoring o. No thanks. Not even mine.

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  7. Lmao!

    Chai! Someone snoring when you're about to sleep can be very annoying. I recently learnt that I snore whenever I sleep on my back.

    #WhiteDiamondOut

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    1. I've read that if you sleep with your head elevated, then it eases the snoring a little bit.

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  8. Hi Berry,

    Haven't been here in a while, I need to find my blogging mojo again. Lol

    Ah! This funny post reminds me of my childhood days, I shared a bed with my sister. I used to smack her to wake her up from her "Snore Symphony", I'm a light sleeper.

    Wearing earphones and listening to soft music sounds like a great solution. Soothing too... :-)

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    1. Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeey, someone showed her face!!!

      LOL @ smacking your sister. I'm 100% sure if my sister could, she would do the same whenever we travel together.

      Meanwhile, I went to the grocery store today and totally forgot to buy ear plugs!

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  9. He doesn't usually snore so if he does, I know he's extremely tired. I will still nudge him to change positions since that usually helps with snoring. I've lived with extreme snorers when I was in college and I'm a light sleeper!!!

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    1. Extreme snorers!? Girl, you try o. You're so sweet to nudge... unlike me that kicks :p

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  10. "Like I have actually woken up because my snoring was loud"... That killed me lmaooo my belly hurts! My sister I am with you in the same snoring hustle. I even change gear at times * covers face* so relaxxxx �� You are not alone, I am here with you...

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    1. BUAHAHAHAHAHA. Sisters in Snoring! Tenks my dear.

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  11. There was this guy I really liked back in 2008. I visited the guy's house one day because he had to attend one event together. Mr briefly fell asleep on the chair, lets just say the noise made the decision for me. I just knew I can never cope with that kind of snoring.

    My mum snores as well and I can't sleep in the same room with her. Sleeping is difficult for me and to now have to endure someone who snores means a sleep deprived me.

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    1. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!! I want to say you're mean, but nah mehn, I completely understand!

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  12. I'm not married yet but I'm pretty sure if my husband snores I wont hear a thing. I'm a fulfllment of the Bible Passage "He giveth his beloved sweet sleep"..LOL!! I can sleep through noise, light, snore, anything especially when I"m tired. Although as I get older, I've become a bit more aware of my surroundings.

    Moma's Healthy Hair Journey

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    1. *rushes off to Google that Bible verse because I fully intend to pray it every single night from now on*

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  13. I snore when am really tired.like my first day at work when I resumed by 9:00am and closed by 7:00pm

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    1. Chai, that's a loooong shift. I hope things are easier now.

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  14. LOL @ snoring, I always wonder how I’ll cope if my future hubby snores, but then again, I think I have episodes of snoring too. Not sure about natural remedies though

    Chisom Okere- Faith, Virtue, beauty 

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    1. I must find natural remedies to snoring by force. I just must!

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  15. I think its cute that both of you snores. You guys are even. I once dated someone that snores and just like cakes l can easily tune it out. I have no remedy. Sorry berry





    conjugal tales of Mama Bread

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    1. Nah, tuning it out is not an option for me - unless I'm truly exhausted.

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  16. Lol Berry, having to wake up because of your own snoring wow. At least you've both found a way to cope with this. Funnt when I read the teaser on Instagram, I actually guess it was snoring that was the issue.

    Princess Audu

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    1. Good job on guessing correctly! Hehe, people always laugh when I reveal that my own snoring can wake me up.

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