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AtHomeDadGlos Sun 15-Oct-17 07:46:30

So my wife is pregnant with our second DC. During her first preganancy she snored so loudly that I could hear her through the wall (our rememdy was for me to sleep next door).

I now can’t sleep next door as that’s our two year old’s room. So...does anyone have any suggestions about how to stop her snoring? Any help gratefully received.

Witsender Sun 15-Oct-17 07:48:31

Does she sleep on her side? I'm in her shoes at the moment, and my husband wears those little in ear ear plugs...I have no other advice! He does go and sleep in one of the kids' bunks if desperate.

AtHomeDadGlos Sun 15-Oct-17 08:15:10

She does. Think I might need the plugs

Xmasbaby11 Sun 15-Oct-17 08:18:20

Ear plugs for you! That's the obvious solution.

Is it better if she sleeps on her back?

Cheesymonster Sun 15-Oct-17 08:21:08

Howard leight ear plugs (the pink and yellow Ines) are really effective. I buy mine in bulk from amazon.

ferretsHateFeminists Sun 15-Oct-17 08:22:31

Sleep with your 2 year old?

Smother her?

Divorce?

Build a nice shed in the garden for her?

GodIsDead Sun 15-Oct-17 08:23:02

I used Breathe Right strips on my nose when I was pregnant and they worked a treat. You can buy them on Amazon.

BarbaraofSevillle Sun 15-Oct-17 08:30:24

No earplugs, apart from made to measure total deafness ones are properly effective against the worst snorers IME. They muffle the sound a bit, but you can still hear it clear as day.

LindyHemming Sun 15-Oct-17 08:32:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

QuitMoaning Sun 15-Oct-17 08:34:30

I have just taken my ear plugs out (also buy in bulk from amazon) after lovely nights sleep. He is still snoring like roadworks but I am awake and can ignore it.

AtHomeDadGlos Sun 15-Oct-17 08:34:46

That’s everyone! Shed it is!

stonecircle Sun 15-Oct-17 08:50:25

Married to a snorer here. I could sleep through it when I was younger but then developed sleep issues and work became stressful. So I now sleep in another room (2 of our dcs are at university and the 3rd is often away so 3 rooms to choose from!)

That doesn't help you if course. But if earplugs don't work (they didn't for me) could you look at options for sleeping elsewhere? Buy a sofa bed for downstairs? We have a sofa that's long enough to sleep on anyway and a sleeping back left permanently behind it for when the dcs are home we have a full house! Could you get a chair bed to go in your dd's room? Or a mattress which would slide under her bed and you could pull out quickly if/when you need to remove yourself from the snoring? Could you swap your dd's bed for bunks? You could sleep on the top when necessary?

DeadGood Sun 15-Oct-17 08:54:31

Not really understanding why you can't sleep in the 2yo's room. If he's still in a cot, he will soon be out of one. Do yourselves a favour and buy a full size adult bed, king single (or indeed double if you have space) or bunk beds in preparation for when your second child is old enough for a big bed.

You now have a workable spare room when needed, but most importantly, you have somewhere to sleep when the snoring is keeping you up - and when the newborn comes along, with all the sleep deprivation that brings.

AllRoadsLeadBackToRadley Sun 15-Oct-17 09:20:29

I feel your pain, as DH snores.

Can you try to fall asleep earlier than her, or does the snoring actually wake you?

AtHomeDadGlos Sun 15-Oct-17 09:56:01

Going to sleep first might be a good idea

FeedMeAndTellMeImPretty Sun 15-Oct-17 10:15:27

My DP has just started using the breathe right nasal strips, they seem to work pretty well, but I also wear ear plugs so I can drown out even the smallest snuffles! He sounds like a bear without them and it drove me to distraction. I bought him nose dilators, mouth guards, head straps, all sorts, but the strips seem the least invasive and most effective.

I went off the earplugs after I slept through intruders in our garden, which worried me, so I looked into various methods for him, rather than having to all on me, but I got so used to total silence that I struggle to sleep without the ear plugs now. I also use the pink and yellow ones.

Losing weight seems to be the key factor, so once the baby is born your DW will probably stop snoring, but if not, don't mention weight or you'll be the one getting smothered in your sleep!

shakingmyhead1 Sun 15-Oct-17 10:54:32

get her one of those u shaped body pillows, might help her stay in a better position and prevent her snoring
and if she is snoring ( until you give her the pillow that is) gently shake her awake and when shes all "what what why did you wake me up" ( possibly in a demon type voice threatening life and death) , be all concerned that she was making noises in her sleep and you thought she was having a very bad dream, or maybe you were dreaming she was having a nightmare but either way you had to be sure and wake her up just in case, you were uber worried! and other shit like that smile then say love you and quickly roll over and get to sleeping b4 she turns the foghorn on again

SaucyJack Sun 15-Oct-17 11:00:30

Can't you just put an air bed downstairs for the remainder of the pregnancy?

There's not a lot she can do about it if it's due to the hormonal changes of pregnancy. Poking her awake is just mean.

You're still getting the far, far easier ride in the production of your second child.

AllRoadsLeadBackToRadley Sun 15-Oct-17 11:40:18

Can someone remind me whether it's ok to use Vicks Vaporub in pregnancy? Because DH uses that too and it helps. He coats his feet in it.

runsmidgeOMG Mon 16-Oct-17 19:21:25

Here's a tip from my husband

"I give her a gentle prod and say other way please- it decreases the noise by 50%"

I've never noticed ! Just apparently roll over and face the other way 😂😂

RB68 Mon 16-Oct-17 19:25:02

I am not sure but she may be able to use some of the herbal sprays from boots which I have found work really well on DH - as does the prod and roll over request, although that might be difficult with babybelly

AllRoadsLeadBackToRadley Mon 16-Oct-17 22:44:41

Agree with the gentle prod.

Imagine a tiny lawnmower- one of those fuckers that the council use PURPOSELY on days when you've had no sleep.

Turn it on and put it into a metal bucket.

Put a microphone in the bucket.

Plug said microphone into a sub woofer.

That's DH on his back.

DH on his side is the above, but with the sound turned down.

😁😁

Littledrummergirl Mon 16-Oct-17 22:51:34

My dh claims he can't sleep at night because I snore. shock
His solution was to work night's.

rizlett Mon 16-Oct-17 22:55:22

Kinder than a prod and sometimes just as effective is to gently pull her pillow slightly.

amicissimma Mon 16-Oct-17 22:56:49

Another married to a VERY LOUD snorer.

I use white noise played through Sleepphones. Because it has to be loud to cover the snoring I also wear ear plugs to protect my ears from the white noise.

I find a single mattress topper on my side helps the transmission of the vibrations.

Oh, yes, bedtime in our household is a romantic experience!

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