Do you and your partner sleep in different rooms?

SaucyxGirl SaucyxGirl
I was just curious how many others do this. My partner and I sleep in separate rooms because I am a light sleeper and he snores. In the past we did try to share a bed but his snoring kept me awake and making me start to resent him so after a good long talk we decided that separate rooms were necessary for our relationship.
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Jan 20, 11:31 am
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Ansley Ansley
We sleep together and always have, but recently the snoring thing was becoming an issue. I know he can't help it and I can't help that it irritates me to no end (mostly because I'm helpless and can't fix it while it's happening). He has given me express permission to elbow, push, shove, jostle or anything else it takes to wake him up and he lets me fall asleep first before he attempts to go to sleep himself. It's working, so far.
Jan 20, 4:34 pm
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
We sleep in the same room right now, but just after the last kiddo was born, we slept apart for a while. When I'd get up to tend the baby, his snoring was keeping me from getting back to sleep. I was very very very very very tired all the time and very bitter about him being the reason I couldn't get the sleep the baby would allow me to get. It helped A LOT to sleep apart, as I could get some rest and be in a better mood.

Obviously, he still snores, but generally I hit the gym before bed, and I'm quite tired from chasing the kids, so I fall asleep right away and the kids now let me sleep all night, so it's ok.

That was a VERY long tale to say that we have slept apart in the past, and as long as there is a good reason for it and both people see the logic in it, I think it can be an ok thing.
Jan 20, 5:20 pm
naughty secrets naughty secrets
We sleep in the same room but I will say that there are plenty of nights that I wish we didn't. I love my husband but the medicine he takes for his blood pressure causes him to cough A LOT during the night plus he also snores. I have to take more sleeping pills than are recommended to sleep through it.
Jan 20, 7:58 pm
edeneve edeneve
only when we spend the night together. and if we spent more nights together I still want to sleep in the same bed just to be close to him even though he snores. mmmmm, I'm smitten.....
Jan 20, 9:03 pm
Lioncub Lioncub
Has he been tested for sleep apnea? This is a serious question. I snore horribly and this was my reason. I now have a CPAP machine and it is so much better. Not sexy in any way shape or form but it gets the job done.
Jan 20, 9:37 pm
Pete's Princess Pete's Princess
We sleep together. He snores but not as much since he lost weight. Losing weight can help with snoring and sleep apnea.
Jan 20, 10:41 pm
cocolime cocolime
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Originally posted by SaucyxGirl
I was just curious how many others do this. My partner and I sleep in separate rooms because I am a light sleeper and he snores. In the past we did try to share a bed but his snoring kept me awake and making me start to resent him so after a good ... More
Right now, yes, we sleep in separate rooms. I'm pregnant and have spent a good chunk of the past seven months needing my space. I had hyperemesis and couldn't deal with any amount of movement, and he tosses and turns all night. After a few days, he started sleeping in the guest room. We've just sort of kept it up since then. He doesn't wake me up at 5 am when he leaves for work, and I don't bother him when I need to pee ten times every night.
Jan 20, 10:51 pm
Rossie Rossie
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Originally posted by Ansley
We sleep together and always have, but recently the snoring thing was becoming an issue. I know he can't help it and I can't help that it irritates me to no end (mostly because I'm helpless and can't fix it while it's happening). ... More
Mine snores occasionally; instead of elbowing or shoving him, I bounce on the bed...and it works!
Jan 20, 11:53 pm
SawD SawD
My hubby snores so loud I get migraine. If I really need sleep, I have been known to sleep in the other room for a few weeks. I make sure to sleep by him when I can, or at least start off by him. Yes he has sleep apnea and yes I would love if he had a machine. Mans never been to a doc and is not about to start now.
Jan 20, 11:58 pm
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
We sleep together and always have, but recently the snoring thing was becoming an issue. I know he can't help it and I can't help that it irritates me to no end (mostly because I'm helpless and can't fix it while it's happening). ... More
Honestly...try BREATH RIGHT nasal strips.

link

That alone may help. It does for many.

If snoring is still a problem, next try a mouth guard, which slightly offsets the jaw to maintain an open airway.

link

Be sure to mention the snoring to your doctor as this can be a sign of sleep apnea, which can be a burden to the heart and has all kinds of sleep disturbance issues associated with it.

You will both benefit from a more restful nights sleep.
Jan 21, 5:50 pm
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
We've tried the Breath Right strips, and they didn't help.
Jan 21, 7:52 pm
SaucyxGirl SaucyxGirl
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Originally posted by charmedtomeetyou
We've tried the Breath Right strips, and they didn't help.
We tried those too with no luck. I really wish I could get him to see a Dr. about it. I also thought it might be less worse when he quit smoking since I read smoking can cause it to, but it honestly seemed to get worse.
Jan 21, 10:14 pm
Oriental husband and wife Oriental husband and wife
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Originally posted by Rossie
Mine snores occasionally; instead of elbowing or shoving him, I bounce on the bed...and it works!
Oh, I had to laugh when I read about bouncing the bed. I know it's not funny to have a partner that snores. Sleep Apnea is serious and not like light snoring. She uses a vaporizer and allergy medicine. Her doctor recommended that. Breathe Right strips work, but she doesn't like them.
Jan 22, 4:06 pm
smalltalkingbit smalltalkingbit
We don't live together, but when we stay over, it's in the same bed.

My parents haven't slept in the same bed for years (read: since before I can remember). It has to do with the snoring issue as well as my dad's quirk of liking to be sitting up slightly while sleeping (think lazy-boy with the foot rest out).
Jan 26, 12:27 pm
bighose bighose
It could also be sleep apnea...have it checked out by your Dr...serious illness..can even die if no treated.
Feb 4, 8:22 am
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