Do you ever wake in the middle of the night with a start at the loud sounds of sleeping coming from your partner? What about yourself – do you wake others with the sound of your own snoring? Mamamia reader Michelle writes:
“I never used to snore much – only when I lay on my back, or after too many drinks. But when I was pregnant with my first child I started to snore. Apparently it’s very common in pregnancy. Unfortunately the snoring never left after my son was born, and it has escalated to the point where I now sleep in the spare room full time. I don’t feel as connected to my husband any more. We’re definitely less affectionate, and almost never have sex any more.
Snoring is so antisocial. I refused to share a room on a recent girls’ weekend away because I knew I wouldn’t sleep a wink for worrying I’d keep my roomie awake.
My GP says I have a badly deviated septum and basically only major invasive surgery will help, but even that’s not guaranteed to fix the problem. I don’t want to have any more surgery, so I stay in the spare room, which I hate.
I never thought I’d be plagued by snoring as a young-ish woman (it started when I was 36, I’m now 40), I figured it might happen to people as they got, you know, old!
I’d love to hear from others who are in a similar situation – I’m really down about this and would appreciate the support!!”