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Help! My Husband Snores Like A Category 5 Hurricane!

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As we all know , being HCP's , there are some things we cant change .My husband is one of the. I swear he is going out of his way to d everything that could be wrong for a person to do to themselves.

He has sleep apnea. Ive explained to him I remember working in the EP lab of a pt that needed an AICD for an EF of 15, I believe. That guy was in his 50's, slightly overweight, but big time apnea. I never saw such an enlarged heart ever! i swear it was as wide as his whole chest!

Do you think that had any impact on my husband? No.

That his mother died at 60 from chf, obesity and copd? No. ( and she even wore her cpap faithfully!)

He tried it for a while. Couldnt wear it because he would wake up in a panic and rip it off his face and throw it( while half asleep) heaven forbid anyone touches him when he is asleep too- has such an awful startle reaction you'd probably get punched.

needless to say, we sleep in seperate quarters. And he wonders why I dont want to be around him. Duh.

Stubborness at its finenest. Actually theres a nother name for it that begins with an A , but we're not aloowed to say it here.

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My aunt was a snorer with sleep apnea. She refused to wear a mask because it was uncomfortable and "no big deal." Three weeks ago she and my uncle went to sleep and only my uncle woke up.. next to her body. She stopped breathing during the night and did not restart.

Get a good insurance policy on your spouse, especially if you have children to raise.

I'm so sorry for your loss.

This is what frustrates me the most. His laissez faire attitude that it's no big deal. We've all seen diabetics, or people Dx'd with HTN who take this attitude and it doesn't work out so well. He thinks he's special and therefore it doesn't apply to him. I hope someday he doesn't reach the point of no return when he discovers how wrong he is.

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I am THAT snorer!! I finally had a sleep study done when my daughter threw me out of a hotel room in Paris because I kept her awake all night. Sure enough, I have OSA. I tried every CPAP mask/nasal pillow on the market. I just can't stand having something on my face. I slept less with the CPAP than without it. My solution-I had a mouthguard made for me by my dentist. it wasn't cheap and wasn't covered by insurance, but I sleep much better and I don't keep the neighbors awake. It was a worthwhile investment.

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Separate bedrooms. If he doesn't respect you enough to try and address the issue, respect yourself enough to do what you need to do to get some sleep.

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I convinced my husband to get a sleep study 2 months after we got married. He's had CPAP for over 9 years now & loves it! We both sleep much better & he never makes up excuses not to use it.

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I know what you mean. My son-in-law snores like that. We have heard him snore from the farthest end of my home. My daughter has even run a fan in order to drown out the noise, and he gets annoyed if she doesn't sleep beside him. The poor girl has lost so much sleep.:facepalm:

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Omg I have just the same question with my DH :( I am so tired of this :(

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Omg I have just the same question with my DH :( I am so tired of this :(
Sleep study! Sleep apnea has serious consequences. Tell him he doesn't want to be a hemiplegic aphasic stroke victim. If you have to get one yourself in order to convince him to go, it's worth it!

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