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Can you snore while you're still awake???


Posted by Catherine H on December 09, 1999 at 07:36:31:

Hubby will not believe me when I tell him he is snoring and loudly- Many times, we'll both be trying to go to sleep when this loud frequent snoring begins from him. I gently nudge him, or ask him to put on a nose strip. He explodes, saying that I must be making this up because he is lying in bed wide awake with his eyes open, and he's positive he is not snoring!

I believe he really didn't hear his snoring at that moment- but I can't get him to accept that it's possible that we're both right- he doesn't hear it and may think he isn't falling asleep, when in fact, at some level, a sleep pattern has kicked in that is causing him to begin the snoring.

It's creating a real wedge between us, because he really thinks I'm playing some cruel trick on him. Then his anger only upsets me and makes it even more difficult for me to relax and fall asleep!

Help! Is there any medical basis for what's happening here?

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