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:

snore 300x139 “Help, my snoring is ruining my marriage”


“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!!”

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