Confessions of a Snore Partner
I have a confession: I've exposed my husband on social media.
But first, let me explain the situation...
My husband goes to bed before me because he has to get up early for work. I usually stay out on the couch working on things I didn't get done during the day.
Even with the TV on, a low rumble eventually fills the air.
You see, our bedroom and living room are beside one another. And even with the door closed, his snoring permeates the room.
I've told friends about just how loud his snoring is - so loud that disrupts me from another room.
Well, I saw my chance and I took it. I recorded my husband's snoring and shared it with a handful of people I know, just to prove my point. I don't think anyone could truly understand just how loud it is, until they witnessed it for themselves.
Friend 1: Oh no… I feel so bad for you. You can come stay with me if you need some rest!
Friend 2: Wow. Just wow. That's way worse than I expected.
Sister: What is that? … Wait, is that him snoring? How has it gotten even worse?!
Cousin: He's louder than my dog. Guess you'll be sleeping on the couch?
Friend 3: Did you alter this somehow? That doesn't even sound human.
Dad: Time for earplugs.
Mom: Sounds like Dad.
Now, I certainly didn't get away with this. Because nearly everyone who received my exposé audio clip made some comment to my husband about his roaring, deafening, thunderous serenade. He wasn't all too pleased with me for exposing him this way to our friends and family, however, they all echoed my concerns.
Friend 1: Dude, I've been there. Sleep apnea is no joke, get yourself checked out.
Sister: How do you not constantly wake yourself up? There's no way you're getting good sleep.
Mom: Honey, you really should see a doctor. That can be bad for your health.
Friend 3: Man, that was… loud.
Okay, most of them shared my deeper concerns for his well-being. I soaked up the sympathy and continued to fight for sleep, night after night, beside his sonorous serenade.
And while he's asked me to avoid filming him while he sleeps from now on, I've asked him to at least consider seeking advice from the sleep and sinus specialists at ADVENT. Otherwise, I may just need to take up amateur filmmaking.