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I Can't Sleep When Someone Is Snoring

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    I Can'T Sleep With Any Loud Noises.

    One time I had to sleep in a cabin with someone who snored like a lawnmower and so loud, they could wake the dead. It was h*ll. Not even earplugs blocked out all the sound! I got no sleep that week.
    CassiaDream CassiaDream 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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    I am very difficult to live with.

    I am sensitive to noise and light and I love my sleep. I also insist on having my place laid out to suit my needs. If you snore or want the curtains open, you will have to live elsewhere. This doesn't mean I don't love you. I just hate not being able to get a decent sleep...
    ForestofDreams ForestofDreams 36-40 Dec 10, 2013

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    Honestly, my mon snores every night.

    It gets worse when she's tired. I know it's inappropriate to wake someone up because they're snoring, but I would do it to my mom. There are times she would wake up and I'd tell her that "she's too loud" and would end up slapping me but that's alright — at least I told you.
    flyoffsomewhere flyoffsomewhere 13-15, F Jun 21

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    Friend is staying over

    and he snores, it's torture but I won't say anything haha
    Skateen18 Skateen18 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    monstahmash monstahmash 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    "annoying"

    It really depends on how loud a person snores. If he/she snores quietly than it doesnt wake me, however, if the person snores as loud as an alarm clock I'm the first out the bedroom. I never thought I would see the day where I would be constantly disturbed by someone snoring...
    freespirit17 freespirit17 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 5, 2011

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    Can't Handle It Anymore

    I have this really annoying problem at the moment with my boyfriend love him to death but can't stand sleeping next to him he snores so loud and if that's not bad enough he's not really interested in doing anything about it he doesn't seem to care that I have to sleep on the...
    bridiekins bridiekins 18-21, F Dec 15, 2012

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    Snoring Can Destroy A Relationship

    I know because it happened to my first marriage. OK it wasn't the main cause, but looking back, it certainly was a contributing factor. I am a 9 hours sleep a night girl, otherwise I am running at less than 100%, and not a happy chappy! So I figured listening to other people's...
    snoring snoring 51-55 May 22, 2010

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    I'll Just Lay There.

    My current girlfriend has one of the loudest snores I've ever heard. My mother is still the loudest I've ever heard. You could have a marching band going past my mothers bed and still be able to hear her snore over it. I found out about my girlfriends snore before we even met...
    QueenOfHearts QueenOfHearts 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 30, 2009

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    Hit The Snore Button

    Yah - I can't sleep when your partner is snoring ... unless it is me that is snoring, then .... nevermind.
    DeepForest DeepForest 46-50 2 Responses Jul 26, 2010

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    No, No..

    I have to go to sleep first or I have to be dead tired. If I'm not, I can't sleep. Not one bit. My ex used to snore something awful and was an a*s about it too. He knew as I explain this to him countless times that I couldn't handle him snoring. Oh, Houdini! It was horrid, and he...
    n0twat1want2be n0twat1want2be 22-25 1 Response Jan 15, 2012

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    Really Can't Sleep When He Is Snoring

    So i have recently just started going out with someone and staying over at there house. We have been together for about 2 months now, and his snoring hasn't bothered me until now. I don't know if it's because he's more comfortable with me, he can just dip into a really deep sleep...
    Stefxo Stefxo 18-21, F 54 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    :/

    or when theres a clock keep tick tick ticking erghh drives ya crazy!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 20, 2013

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    The Old Man Is Snoring

    I am so sleepy but I must wait until my husband has moved through his snoring stage of sleep, before I dare try laying next to him to sleep.  He only had 2 hours of sleep in the last 24 so the poor baby is sleeping like a jungle lion who has just eaten an antelope.  I...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 18, 2008

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    For some odd reason,

    when I am staying in a hotel with another roommate, I always get stuck with someone who snores. When I was in college, my friends and I went out of town to see a play. We stayed in a hotel, and each guy had a roommate. I happened to be stuck with someone who snored. My...
    NinjaGuide321 NinjaGuide321 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    My Boyfriend Snores Like a Buzzsaw- Pretty much

    self-explanatory. He snores so loud I can't sleep. Its to the point where I have to wake him up several times to turn over or go sleep on the couch. I hate it, and there is absolutely nothing I can do. He is snoring as I type this, and I just want to shove a sock in his mouth...
    ljv87 ljv87 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I don't think anyone can sleep with someone

    snoring in the room except with earphones.
    christinaL6 christinaL6 13-15, F Jul 19

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    I throw things at my roommate .

    That is annoying. If you cant breathe, plug up the ventilator and call it a night.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    I have a hard time falling asleep.

    I need utter silence unless I am exhausted. In which case I could fall asleep in train tracks and not awake.
    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M Jan 11

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    Handwritten Signs

    It's something which keeps me awake and makes me very irritable. I have recorded someone's snoring and played it back to them but then i've also written on their forehead "Stop Snoring" which didn't work either. I must be attracted to sound sleepers. I don't know if i snore. I've...
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2011

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    My Used To Snore

    my husband and i got marrie6 years ago he didnt snore back then but he would kick and jerk in his sleephe still does that today . he has gotten injered in2006 and now hes put on some weight and he used to snore badly ,he had sleep apeana , this could kill you . my best friends...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2011

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    Forget Sleep - We Were Headed For Divorce - His Snoring Was So Bad I Couldn't Stand It Any More.

    For me, living with a snorer was pure hell. For years my husband's snoring drove me insane. From the minute his head hit the pillow until the moment our alarm started buzzing, he snored as loud as a freight train. Of course, during the first few years I coped with it and...
    LLAV LLAV 51-55 2 Responses Mar 25, 2010

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    Drives Me Crazy

    I fell asleep first tonight and i didn't have to hear this wild boar noises coming from my girlfriend. Of course i wake up bc im 9 months pregnant and i just had to pee. Of course i can't sleep now, and yet i feel the urge to physically throw her off the bed. I know i have...
    nlovmarco nlovmarco 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2012

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    I makes me cry that my husband's snoring keeps

    me from sleeping with him. I miss his warm body next to mine. I miss the way he would hold me til we fell asleep. I worry about all the arguments and fighting this has caused.
    MiMaDA MiMaDA 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 19

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    Snoring From Partner

    My guy was an incredible snoring and also kept his arm bent in the air...pushing and nudging him didn't work...but I used the ear protectors(like head phones) to protect my ears in a pet grooming salon. It worked...but I still had to nudge him to put his arm down..I'm thinking of...
    theimpaler1923 theimpaler1923 56-60 1 Response Feb 15, 2011

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    It is 6:03 a.m. and I can't fall asleep

    because my boyfriend and my dog have both been snoring non-stop since we got into bed!!!
    cicisays13 cicisays13 26-30, F Aug 16

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    My apartment walls are

    so thin it shouldn't be any reason for me to hear my next door neighbor snoring at 6 am!!!!
    sisi19 sisi19 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    How I Got My Sleep Back!

    My husband snores loud enough to wake the dead in the cemetery a few blocks away. I'm not exaggerating. Once, a neighbor actually called 911 because she was afraid that a saw was running in our garage. He's got a drawer full of mouthpieces. One was dentist...
    salliemac salliemac 46-50 3 Responses Jul 28, 2008

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    Snoring.

    The other half snores for England! There's been nights when I've found myself sleeping on the sofa just for peace and quite. Things get to extremes when he's had one too many, then the whole street can hear him.
    MoonlightDances MoonlightDances 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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    Well my dad snores but he's all the way at the

    end of the hall in the second to last bedroom.my brothers snore a little but not like my dad.
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 11

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    If it is a light snore then I can deal with it.

    But if you sound like a Bear in hibernation and you shake the dang house! Prepare to get bombarded with pillows. Or I'll just leave the room. Same thing really :P I win both ways.
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    So Your Bed Partner Snores.

    Snoring is a symptom of Sleep apnea, which is  a serious condition. Symptoms are snoring , gasping for air ,frequent nocturnal urination ,excessive daytime drowsiness amongst others.If you know someone who you think has sleep apnea, please check out the following sites; www...
    Sleepingsam Sleepingsam 56-60 1 Response Feb 2, 2011

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    But I Use My Smartphone To Drown Out The Snoring..

    I recently got the idea to use my smartphone to try and drown out my wife's snoring and an app called ignore the snore. I previously tried white noise + and it did ok..
    SleeplessinWI SleeplessinWI 41-45 1 Response Feb 22, 2012

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    Snoring Ring Helps My Husbands Snoring

    My husband has always snored and it has driven me crazy. A few times a week I used to end up sleeping on the sofa. We have tried all the gadgets and none of them worked until I spotted a snoring ring in Boots. It was only £30 and said it came with a money back guarantee so...
    PaulaJones PaulaJones 36-40 1 Response Aug 8, 2012

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    How To Have Someone Learn To Stop Snoring.

    My first question-is-does he usually sleep on his back?-if so,try to get him into aFetal - position,either on his left,or,right side.My 2nd.q.is-does he suffer from sleep Apnea?--Put a tape-recorder in the room to record his snoring/gasping for breath-either he's a drinker,like I...
    mymindseye mymindseye 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 18, 2011

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    Worth A Visit To The Doctor

    Your partner may have sleep apnia, for which there are a number of solutions, if it is apnia - then there are other associated problems like falling asleep during the day, I have apnia, and use a cpap machine, and never have snoored again, 100% solution... worth checking out.
    Suzanne698 Suzanne698 51-55 1 Response Feb 15, 2011

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    The Loudest Woman I Ever Heard In My Entire Life!

    I slept with her from 1997 to 2002. She was a tad chubby, but not large, nor did she have sleep apnea--nothing that even hinted at snoring. I worked various early shifts, sometimes having to set my alarm to wake up as early as 2:30am--plus, my job usually involved all-day driving...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2011

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    Indistinct Indistinct 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 4

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