I have an embarrassing confession to make. I snore. According to Greg, I snore like a freight train carrying a load of cattle. This started about a year ago. Strangely enough, it was near the same time I stopped going to regular yoga classes. I don’t know if it’s related, but it’s an interesting coincidence.
Unlike Greg, who is a mouth breather and also snores, I breathe through my nose. Whatever it was that changed how I breathe happened relatively recently.
We tried everything to compensate. He’d move to another bedroom or we switched sides of the bed. We’ve even slept opposite each other, him at the foot of the bed and me at the top.
I went to the doctor and told her about my snoring and she recommended a sleep clinic. Is it me, or do doctors just pawn you off more readily rather than look for a cause? It’s been over a week and I still haven’t heard from the sleep clinic.
The other interesting thing that happened is that I feel more rested now. Before no matter how much sleep I got, I always woke up tired. This isn’t like me. Most of my energy is first thing in the morning so I’m up and at’em as soon as my eyes are open.
Pros and Cons of breathing strips
• They work—at least for me.
• I’m more rested—and now so is Greg
• It’s something else you have to buy
• It leaves a red mark—at least on me. The redness lasts a couple of hours after I pull the strip off.
Have you ever tried these breathing strips? How was your experience with them? Do you snore? Do you do anything about it?
I’ve been out of touch with online friends of late. For weeks I’ve been having problems with my internet. I’d call my provider and they’d jimmy something at their end and it would come back up. Other times, I’d just wait it out. It usually came back in a few minutes (or twenty) then conk out again.
My provider suggested it was my router. They gave me a newer one, but we’re still having issues.
I think it’s the dish on my roof. Maybe it’s loose and shifting whenever the wind blows. They finally agreed to send out a technician to check. Unfortunately, we won’t see him until Thursday.
It’s so frustrating. It’s cutting into my design work too. I can’t search for art without the internet. Hopefully they’ll have an answer for me on Thursday. In the meantime, apologies if I’ve missed you online. I’m doing my best, but my internet goes out more often than I do.