Insomnia and a Snoring Sleeping Partner
Have you ever been kept awake by a snoring partner? How many times have you been able to sleep but could not because of the person sleeping next to you? It happens to me from time to time, and it is annoying.
My sleeping schedule is a bit odd. I hesitate to call it a schedule. During the week, I usually stay awake until after my husband leaves for work. This makes it much easier for me to try to sleep. On the weekends, I often feel cheated out of a couple of hours of sleep because of his snoring.
About the snoring in my bedroom
I confess. I also snore sometimes. This happens if I am having a sinus issue. It does not happen every night, and my snoring is not loud enough to wake the dead. Still, I know I snore occasionally, but my husband has never been kept awake or awakened by my snores. Not once have I ever kept him awake or woke him. I have asked.
On the contrary, my husband’s snoring is extremely loud at times. It is especially bad if he is sleeping on his back. It is impossible to sleep through. He is also one of those people who can fall asleep quickly, so he always falls asleep first. The snoring commences and it is impossible to sleep next to what sounds like a chainsaw.
When the snoring stops, I sleep
My husband leaves for work very early in the mornings. He gets up at 3 AM. As expected, my schedule that is not really a schedule has adjusted to this. I tend to get sleepy around that time. Perhaps it is because it has become normal for me to stay away and make sure he gets up on time. Perhaps it is because the noise has stopped.
Regardless of why, this seems to be the time when my body finally feels it might be time to try to sleep. Once he is up and out of bed, it is quiet. It is much easier to try to relax when the sound of snoring has ceased.
When the snoring partner sleeps late
On the weekends, he sleeps much, much later. Instead of getting up at 3, he often sleeps in until 8 or 9 in the morning. He has even slept until 11 a few times. On those days, I do not get much sleep at all. Regardless of whether he sleeps until 8 or 11, I am still losing several hours of sleep.
I tend to sleep best between 4 and 8 in the morning. When my husband is still in bed snoring, it keeps me awake during the time when I normally sleep. I toss and turn until he gets out of bed, but I have lost several hours of sleep by that time. Most people get more sleep on the weekends. I generally get less.
Sleeping with someone who snores when you have insomnia
It is not easy to sleep with someone who snores. It is worse when you have insomnia. Insomnia makes it so difficult to get enough sleep and add in a snoring partner and it leads to even less sleep.
Do you lose sleep because of a snoring partner? How do you cope? I would love to hear about your experience.
Do you find it harder to fall asleep or stay asleep?