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Friday, October 10, 2008

Can a Bitch Get a Good Nights Sleep?

Since I started dating Dirty, I 've known of his massive snoring issue. Now I can deal with snoring, I'm a pretty good sleeper, but since our vacation to South America earlier this year, his snoring has been out of control, so much to the point where we have started sleeping apart when we are together because I cannot get a full night's sleep in the same bed.

I have been bugging, OK NAGGING, him to go get a sleep test. I am convinced that he has sleep apnea; he will start gasping for breath in the middle of the night, and wakes up with no recollection of it. 2 weeks ago was the last straw. He was sleeping in the second bedroom at my apartment and I woke up because I heard him gasping for air. When I went into the room he was covered in sweat, and still dead asleep. I tried for almost 10 minutes to wake him up gently, so as not to shock him awake, but finally after watching him turn purple, I started shaking him like crazy. He woke up, and didn't realize that he was almost choking to death.

The next morning I made him an appointment for a sleep test. Long story short, he does have apnea. During the 8 hour test, he had 220 sleep interruptions. The standard for adults is between 8-10 per night. So, yeah. He went for 2 follow-up examinations and in 2 weeks he will be fitted for a CPAP machine. Thank god. I was envisioning separate bedrooms for the rest of my life. Where would I put my feet if they got cold?

I am excited now to be able to share the bed again. I was starting to feel a little dirty, you know, get laid and get out. I will say that Dirty has been very understanding about being banished to the Aerobed, especially since it is a twin size. I'm sure that waking him up with a BJ doesn't figure into that equation at all. ;)

6 comments:

EJ said...

Snoring is the worst... ugh.

liz said...

wow that would scare me. I hate snoring too. Yuck

Jadeny said...

Is the machine noisy?

AZ Larsens said...

Haha...I made hubby get a sleep test a few years ago too. The CPAP machine saved my life! It's not loud at all, but it might take a bit for him to get used to wearing the mask part...

Rage said...

I had 2 sleep apnea surgeries to correct the same problem he's having. Good luck and glad that he went in to get the sleep test.

Dial-Up Princess said...

oh my snoring does suck or so ive been told...dork(my most recent ex) and i usually always slept separately when possible and i had another ex that would sleep on the sofa when i used to sleep at his place, the snoring was too much.

my dad has apena..the machine isnt too bad..