My husband snores. Horribly some nights. Much more so the older we get. And since 95% of the time he's in bed and sound asleep before the thought of sleep even crosses my mind, I often find myself trying to drown out the noise coming from his side of the bed in an attempt to drift off myself.
A couple of years ago we had a mini-sleep study done on him. Nothing too extensive -- just one night here at home he was hooked up to a couple of monitors that watched his heart rate and his breathing through the night. We did find out that he has a very, very minor case of sleep apnea. The doctor that ordered the test recommended surgery to fix a deviated septum, remove his tonsils and shorten the uvula. This trifecta of problems would help to reduce the snoring and correct the apnea.
C was hesitant about the procedure to begin with from the horror stories he'd heard about having your tonsils out as an adult.
I can GUARANTEE it's never, ever, not in a million years, going to happen now.
You see, I had a deviated septum fixed last Friday. As well as the rest of my sinus cavities roto-rootered to remove some cysts and a pocket of "chronic" sinusitis. Suffice to say the pain and recovery that goes with this procedure is not to be taken lightly. I'm 4 days out and still hating life.
I told him on Saturday that if I'd had known how much it would suck I don't think I'd have opted for surgery; I would have dealt with the sinus headaches.
It's a done deal: I should invest in ear plugs now.