. . if I fall asleep on my back . . . GaDzooks!!!! I've woken myself up, wondering"what the hell was that"??!?!?!!?
My cat bit me once, right on the nose, because I was snoring so loud it madeHER mad. . . Wifey almost died of laughter, she was reading in bed and watched the whole thing unfold . . . Freakin' cat drew blood!!!!
My wife says I do. But my wife snores like crazy, she always falls asleep before me, and it takes me an hour to fall asleep, I have to kick her leg to get her to quiet down. Sometims i even have to pull out the nose strips and pop one on her it gets so bad.
Only when I've been working crazy hours and not getting any sleep, when I finally get a good night sleep, my wife doesn't. But, she grinds her teeth all night long, so if I don't beat her to sleep, I don't get any, lol.
Sleeping on my side and using the nose strips helped keep the volume down. I recently lost 15 pounds and that apparently has also lowered the noise.
Excessively loud snorers should be checked for sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder. Use of a CPAP (constant positive airways pressure) machines eliminate 99% of snoring. All you hear is the slight hum of the motor and a low hissing sound as the air is pumped thru tubing attached to a mask that covers your nose and mouth.
Snoring is NOT a laughing matter....it is a health risk. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2000 and getting diagnosed saved my life. I was snoring heavily and I was not breathing for up to a minute and a half. This lead to my heart problems....high blood pressure...and yes...I will say it..ED....you know..the problem Viagra solves.
I was sleeping less than 20 minutes a night, and was not getting into the REM stage at all. I started having daytime hallucinations and would fall asleep driving myself and my wife to work in the mornings.
I have been using a BiPap machine and an oxygen compressor for almost ten years now. It is not the most comfortable thing in the world, but it lets me sleep. In fact, I had a sleep study last Friday night so my insurance company would have a new sleep study as my current machine and mask need to be replaced.
If you have a loved one that snores..be it male of female...they need to see a pluminary doctor. Snoring is not just prevalant in men, but many women also snore and have sleep apnea. Contrary to popular belief...not just over-weight people snore. One of my friends back in Baton Rouge passed away from sleep apnea related problems. He would not go have himself checked and the oxygen deprivation caused a massive heart attack and killed him in his sleep. He was 48 at the time...6'1" and 170 lbs...not obese by anyone's scale. He left a wife and 2 children behind. He was a great friend and I still miss him.