As some of you know I was once at my wits end with my husband Chris snoring, I used to lie in bed praying for him to stop, I even got quite tearful, night after night, week after week, month after month and year after year, it was relentless. I would shout at him during the night, I would sometimes hop into bed with my daughter to try to grab a little sleep.
It was just as bad for him too as he was constantly tired too, the trouble was he didn't just snore but he also held his breath, my pains would flare and we were a right grumpy pair.
Eventually he agreed to get checked out at the sleep clinic and after a few checks it came to light that he had sleep apnea, his oxogyn levels were dangerously low during the night due to not breathing and holding his breath.
They decided he needed a CPap machine for sleeping. Basically a mask for when he sleeps that produces positive pressure to keep his airways open.
Guess what? It really works, he goes on a regular basis to have the machine serviced and we even take it on holiday with us, it's like his bible, he panics if we have a power cut.
This is the machine and mask, he has been using his for years now, this is a new one after his old one went in for a service and this one is totally silent, the old one just had a low hum but never kept me awake.
So if your partner snores so bad it keeps you awake and has you both totally shattered, get them along to the doctors and referred to the sleep clinic.