My husband's snoring was like a buzz saw. It started out moderate sounding, and I could get him to turn on his side if I elbowed him. He's a deep sleeper, so sometimes he would complain that his kidneys ached if i elbowed him to hard. As time went on, he got louder and louder, and took on a deeper, honkier tone.
It finally got so bad we could no longer sleep together, because he's the one who snores, he was the one who left the room. It's only fair. He slept in a chair almost sitting up, and it was on the farthest end of the house, away from me and the kids. Even still, when the kids had friends over to our home for a sleepover, his loud snoring scared them.
His brother is a head and neck surgeon, so my husband agreed to hit him up for a palatectomy. It's a surgical procedure where the back of the roof of your mouth and the uvula ("punching bag") is removed, rendering you unable to snore. It's unpleasant. I was touched that he would do this, because he did it just for me. It was a selfless act of love because his snoring didn't bother him.
The surgery worked, he quit snoring, but he started doing something WORSE! Now, with each breath, he growls even louder than when he used to snore. The noise sounds like a tornado coming, or a loud freight train bearing down. It is really irritating, and it makes me want to smack him without thinking. That's just when he inhales. When he exhales, he purses his lips, and makes a breathy "poot" sound. I use ear plugs and I have a "white noise" maker. They don't help. I love and adore my husband, but his snoring makes me want to scream and pull my hair our......sigh.......