Sunday, February 03, 2013
I have a crappy situation here that I really don't know how to resolve.
You see, thanks to his rising weight and assorted sinus issues (he's had a cold for weeks) my husband snores. BADLY. He is also on prescription sleep medication, so he immediately falls asleep about 10 minutes after laying down, and under the best circumstances, it takes me 45 minutes to an hour. I can't abide the sound of snoring; I had traumatic event as a kid that resulted in my being completely incapable of tolerating snoring. He will even start snoring after waking up to the alarm in the morning and falling back asleep in the nine minutes between the snooze and the next alarm.
The real problem is that we have a very small house; it is inefficiently heated, and sleeping in a separate bedroom like some couples who have dealt with this problem isn't possible. We can't see a doctor; no insurance. Last night I slept on the couch myself because he WOKE ME UP in the middle of the night, and I could hear him in the other room. On night where his snoring isn't so bad, I can usually get my earbuds to drown out the noise with some white noise and music, but last night was so bad I can't do it.
Today I tried to lay down and take a nap, but of course, he had to come join me, which means I was driven out after only 15 minutes.
My head HURTS I'm so tired, but I can't get any damn sleep.
It's starting to make me cranky.
But I don't see what I can do. I can't make him sleep in the living room every night; once in a while is fine, but it gets bloody cold in there at night. I can't sleep in there every night, either.
So I'm stuck. And yes, we've tried those nose strips. They just make him snore in a different key.