Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Sawing Logs

Yep.  Dragon snores.

Call it what ever you want but it is truly revolting.  Tonight he sounds like an elephant with a knotted trunk.  Last night he sounded like a dying horse.  My goal every night is to fall asleep before the sound effects get into the dangerous decibel level.

I almost never succeed.

He was a good Dragon and had a sleep study done.  What a surprise! He has sleep apnea.  I tried to tell them!  The fancy test wasn't necessary.  Even the neighbors know he has issues!

"It is treatable." They said.  This machine will put him right to sleep with no snores.

That was several years ago.

This expensive compressor now sits beside the bed gathering dust.

If the pressure is turned up enough to help him, he develops another problem.  I'll tell you about the last time he used that contraption.


He replaced all the parts he could with new. The water reservoir, tubing, mask and filters. He spent some time getting the straps to the mask adjusted just right.  Everything was set to go.  He put the mask on and was out before his head hit the pillow.

And I was still awake.

The snoring wasn't as loud but it was just enough to keep me awake.  Around 1am the farting started.  From fast and short to long and loud.  At 2 he let one loose so loud that it woke him up! He looked so startled, I had to laugh.  He sat up, took off the mask and ran for the bathroom.

That was months ago and he refuses to use the cpap now. I can't blame him.  We set the pressure lower and it does no good.  Increase the pressure just a little and it causes other problems.

Eventually I will fall asleep from exhaustion.  Even with the chainsaw buzzing in my ear. For now, I am going to re-read a favorite book.  I have to see if it ends the same way!

Good night


  1. H has the very same issues here. I was saying he had sleep apnoea for nearly 20 years before he had it diagnosed. I haven't put the CPAP together with the farting (that was always there!) even worse than the snoring is when he stops breathing totally and then eventually jumps into it again. If I'm not asleep first it can keep me awake all night, however if he wakes and finds me reading in the middle of the night he gets cross and demands I put down book/IPad and will not listen as to why they are necessary. Good luck!

    1. The stopped breathing thing is why he finally went to the doctor. That was scary. Since he won't wear the mask, I just wake him up.

    2. And yes, I get in trouble for reading in bed. About 2am he made me put it down and held me until I fell asleep.

  2. Some things you just have to have a sense of humor about....
    hugs abby

  3. Laughing at the effects of the cpap.

    1. He decided that the side effects just aren't worth it. Lol.

  4. My hubby has the same issue and refuses to do anything about it, it's a scary thing when he stops breathing. I don't get much sleep bc Im worried he will stop breathing altogether:(