Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wishing for A Good Night's Sleep with the Hubs...


Well, let me tell you about the nights around here (and no girls, it's not going to get you all giddy). My man snores. My man snores badly. I have shared this before and I got some really good advice. My husband went in last Sunday night for a sleep study. They hooked him up to all sorts of monitoring nodes and tracked what his sleeping behaviors are. We are waiting for the results. I just know that he has sleep apnia (don't know about the spelling). He literally stops breathing for a number of seconds and then jolts awake enough to start breathing again. This initiates the snoring and it's all a vicious cycle that ends up with me on the couch every night. Well, the snoring compounded with the fact that Eli likes to climb in bed with us every night.
I'm excited for the results of the study.
I'm hoping that they will have something to help us. I miss waking up with my husband. When we first were married I was a very sound sleeper and his snoring didn't bother me, but when Eli was born my mother's ear returned and I wake up instantly whenever Eli is restless. I wake up also when my older boys are up in the night, but it isn't as often with them.

28 comments:

Rony said...

I can relate to this post. My man was diagnosed with sleep apenia six years ago. I now sleep with the man and the mask. We all get a good nights rest..... good luck!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Hope you get some great results from the study and you get to stay in your bed with your hubby.

I sleep like a log and have even slept throught the house alarm. That said if Lily as much as coughs I am wide awake...but only she has that power over me.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

My father was just diagnosed with sleep apenia... It seems to be very common..
Hope the results come back quickly..
Love the look.. like always...
You are amazing.
Hugs to you.

Dawn said...

Oh I feel for you. Hopefully they will get a diagnosis and a treatment for you (maybe the mask :) I hear it works wonders!!

Janet said...

My Grandma has sleep apnea and her c-pap machine is WONDERFUL! SHe sleeps SO much better now!!!!!!

Daniella said...

Hope you get results soon. My hubs goes in and out of snoring episodes. I notice since moving down South his snoring is better but when he snores - it flips me out- I can't sleep and I find myself pushing him to turn over. I know what you mean about light sleeping with a child - no such thing as deep sleep.

Mob said...

Yes, snoring is a problem. A big problem. I sympathise. My DH does snore, but luckily ear plugs block the noise out. That will be interesting to see what the study says. Keep us posted.

Debz said...

I hope they can come up with a remedy for both of your sake, and that before you know it you are waking up on the same pillow....

Kim & Jeff said...

Here is to a good nights sleep for both of you... Hope they come up with a solution for both of you...

Great new look!!!

Kim & Jeff said...

by the way tag you are now it! :)

girl of a thousand blogs said...

the header photo is so beautiful today!!!

sleep is my favorite thing, I am really pulling for you on this one.

Noemi said...

I feel you too... It is not always only when he is very tired or stressed out.

The other night he had me up since 1:00 am!

Love the new look!

Mr.Brian said...

Nothing worse then a snorer.
I have a friend who is on the breathing machine and weares the mask at night.He claims he will not be without it.And he and his wife sleep much better.
Good luck to youand the hubs.

Kayce said...

Oh God I know that pain!! Good luck!

Christine said...

My 7 year old went through a sleep study for his allergies and possible removal of his adenoids.
(I posted my version of it b/c I had to stay with him) anyhow- our results were - "he is snoring but not waking up" that was it. He is on a few nose sprays at night and he seems better. I hope you get more informative results.

Meredith Teagarden said...

I really hope your guy gets help with his snoring!I am a super light sleeper since having children and I would really struggle if my husband began snoring because, like you, I would be awake! Your blog looks BEAUTIFUL!!! Wish I could do the swap, but my baba is home from China :)!

LINDA said...

I have sleep apnea. Once you get used to the machine, it's not too bad.
They do have a surgery that is quite painful and takes about 3 months to heal up from but is a very successful cure. My friend had it done and doesn't regret it a bit. Since my husband works third shift and I sleep alone 5 nights a week, I am a bit reluctant to cause myself intentional pain. They actually remove the uvula because that is what collapses into the throat when you sleep and cuts off your air. On the plus side, my friend said it was a great diet plan!! He lost 30#!!!

Good luck. I know how important it is to wake up with your loved one.
I am anxious for my dh to retire so we can sleep together!!!

Christy said...

My friend who is only 35 and thin just had a sleep study and she found out that she has apnea also. It is a scary thing. I hope you can figure out what is going on with your hubby-- that woudl scare me to death if my hub stopped breathing many times a night-- wow! Anyway, good luck and let us know how it turns out.

Christy :)

OH MY #6 said...

OH my gosh, I love the BLOG. You are so talented. I just love the surprises you give us.

Hope this snoring things gets worked out! Poor both of you.

Lea

kerri said...

Oh Kimberley my hubby snores so loud (he also has sleep apnea)I was missing out on great sleep. I was sleeping on the couch so I could get a few winks.
I finally invested in some cheap wax ear plugs, Oh my goodness they fantastic, I can't hear a thing, he snores,I'm not tapping him to roll over and the best thing I wake up to him every morning rested!!
Worth a try and they are dirt cheap, $5.00.

Steffie B. said...

I so can relate to this post and some friends of ours just did the sleep test study too....he now has some hook up he puts on at night. Email me and tell me where the hubs went. I think I need to call for D. I have slept TERRIBLE since he has been home! I am exhausted!

Mommy Spice said...

Well, I hope you get some results soon and can figure out a solution. Here's to some real sleep!!

Monica said...

You are so fortunate YOUR husband was willing to go in for the sleep study! My husband has sleep apnea, too (not officially ever diagnosed, but I have timed his apneic episodes up to TWENTY SECONDS multiple times through the night)...and he, too, rattles the rafters with his snoring...particularly the loud "gasp" snore that signals he is actually starting to get a bit of AIR back into his lungs again. Drives me crazy and it has gone on for years and years and years now. But, he is STUBBORN and won't go to the doctor for diagnosis and treatment. I can't help but wonder how many brain cells are shriveling up from oxygen deprivation...keeps me awake at night!!!

Glad your husband isn't as stubborn as mine!

cougchick said...

Kimberley, I'm hoping they figure out his issues. For the record, it is spelled "apnea". He will most likely be put on a c-pap machine which is a device that he will wear on his face (over his nose and/or mouth) and it helps "push" the air into his lungs. When he sleeps his tongue falls back in his throat and cuts off the air which is what the sound that a snore makes. It is obstructing the airway and he most likely will get MUCH better rest after he wears this for a while. Is he the type that falls asleep while watching TV? A lot of times these people are so sleep deprived that they really notice a HUGE difference in their energy level after wearing the c-pap. Best of luck to you both. Sleep is one of my favorite things so I would really be suffering if I were in your shoes.

~Amy~ said...

I love the music on your blog...always! I'll just pop it up and listen. You rock! ;)

jennifer said...

I hope they can fix it! My mom sleeps with earplugs because my dad snores so loud, but I wouldn't want to do that with little kids in the house.

Heather said...

Oh, I am so with you! many nights I have laid there thinking how wonderful it would be if I could just take his socks and stuff them in his mouth...of course I don't want to harm him, just quiet the storm a bit!

Hoping the rest comes quickly!

Heather

Lori said...

I hope they are helping him and that you all are able to sleep well~ and wake up next to each other. :)