Thursday, March 22, 2012

How to Sleep with A Grizzly Bear

Sleep is so precious to new parents. If there is one thing I've yearned for more of this past year, it would be a full night of uninterrupted sleep. So, when my otherwise wonderful, loving, perfect husband's snoring wakes me up in the night, thoughts of violence flash through my mind. I've had dreams of monsters growling and chasing me, only to wake to find the monster is actually my snoring hubby. I try to wake him, but that does little good. He can snore lying on his side, on his stomach, and with a pillow over his head.

Now, I would never really hurt my husband for snoring. I really do love him too much. But, it isn't unheard of. Not too long ago, I saw this article posted on Facebook - "The Snoring Murders - People around the Globe are Killed because of Snoring" http://www.prlog.org/11070883-the-snoring-murders-people-around-the-globe-are-killed-because-of-snoring.html Surprisingly, there are people that have gotten so frustrated with a snoring roommate, partner, or even someone in the next hotel room that they have murdered them! I jokingly showed this article to my husband. Shortly after, he started wearing Breathe-Right Strips.

Don't murder your husband for snoring! My advice to sleep-deprived momsie's who have to sleep with a grizzly bear:
  • Breathe Right Strips. They really do help. At least the snoring is a bit quieter with them on.
  • White Noise. I turn on our air purifier and place it close to my side of the bed. This sometimes is enough to help me sleep through mild snoring.
  • Ear Plugs. If your baby is sleeping through the night and you aren't concerned about not hearing them if they wake up, ear plugs can work wonders.
  • Guest Room. If all else fails, find another place to sleep!
Any other advice?

1 comment:

  1. Glad I'm not the only one who has had these crazy thoughts! I think a sound machine is a great idea. We use it for our babies so why wouldn't it work for us as well?

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