Lack 'O' Sleep

March 22, 2011

{Gingham Tunic: Thrifted, Leggings: F21, Burlap Keds: Thrifted, Green Belt: Kohls, Mustard Beret: F21}.

{Preface: I promise I love my husband so so much, keep that in mind while reading on ;)}.

No one ever tells you how marriage will really be. One of the important things I think they leave out is how your sleeping situation will be severely downgraded. I mean, I went from living the high life in a queen sized bed and being able to roll and sprawl out to my little heart's content. Now we both share a queen....so in essence I downgraded to a little less then a cot sized sleeping space.
Also they never mention how much your husband will snore, or how they try to constantly invade your space at any given moment during the night. Now my hubby does both of those things and grinds his teeth, thank goodness for mouth guards that protect that perfect smile. 

Let me just give  you an example of many of nights I have had while being married:
~Start out laying down and giving kisses good night.
~Hubby is out within 2 seconds of said kiss, and begins to snore/breath loudly (which lets face it is snoring, he strongly disagrees).
~I watch some TV to try and ride out the snoring.
~Then I get really tired and want to get some sleep, so I give the bed a little shake for hubby to roll over on his side if that doesn't work I move onto the kicking/gentle nudges ;).
~I am then finally able to fall asleep, only to be woken up a couple hours later with more snoring, and now he has migrated his little head onto my pillow corner. Not ok, I have strict boundaries when sleeping, you stay on your side and I will stay on my side.
~I nudge and nudge and he doesn't move, at this point I have had it and give up with retrieving to the couch. 
~Then after just a mere couple hours of sleep I am awoken by hubby in the early AM getting ready for work with a serious kink in my back and huge bags under my eyes. (Thank goodness for photo editing ;)).
~That's about it.

Now I'm not complaining about the no sleep....ok I am but I am really complaining about no one giving you the real scoop about this whole marriage gig. Just a little heads up would've been nice. 
But I think even if I did know, sleeping would be this way before I got married I would still do it in a heart beat. I have the most amazing husband who is just perfect for me...snoring and all ;) (suppose I just answered my own question...anyways ;)). 
We just might need to invest in a second bed in the future, true it isn't as romantic but your mind will change when you are going on 3 hours of sleep at night, its then when all romance goes out the window ;). Any solutions or remedies would be greatly appreciated ;)! Thanks in advance friends.

Also thank you guys so much for all the lovely birthday wishes to my dear mom! She thought it was so super cute, and felt very special. Love, love.

39 comments :

  1. ahaha too funny, luckily my bf doesn't snore! you look so cute i love the hat and glasses combo!


    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  2. Ha! I could have written this post . . . we are the exact same way. No matter how tired I am or how tired he ISN'T when we go to bed, the husband is always asleep within like 4 minutes of lying down while I try to tune out his super-heavy breathing/snoring (yep, it counts as the same thing in my book). I just bought him some of those little nose strips that are supposed to reduce snoring and they seem to be helping so far :-)

    And I love the gingham, by the way :-)

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

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  3. My husband snores and grinds his teeth, too. Mouth guards are great, but not very romantic to go to bed or wake up to. I'll let you in on a little secret on getting your space back... But your husband may not like it. Get him a standard sized pillow and get yourself a bigger (Queen or King) sized pillow and I promise it will help. I read in the other room after nightly cuddle time is over when I'm not tired enough to fall asleep through the snores.... Earplugs sometimes help, too, when I'm tired enough.

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  4. and that's not the only thing they never tell you in young women's during those ever constant "temple marriage is important" lessons. wink wink.

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  5. my mother in law sleeps next to a grizzly bear every night and would never get any sleep... then she invested in some ear plugs. problem solved! the only thing is that if there's a fire... you won't hear the alarm. :-/

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  6. love the blog header and the outfit!!

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  7. Girl, this makes me so scared! My future father in law is quite the snorer, and my fiance is heading down that path! Don't the boys know we need our beauty sleep!

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  8. I think there's nothing wrong with a second bed in the house... I only abandoned mine because I never slept in it. As a prerequisite, I had one and I would have one again if I felt like it. And my boyfriend isn't even snoring :-) It's perfectly ok to want to sleep alone from time to time. It's way better than being steadily more unhappy because of a forced romantic thought of having to sleep in one bed. Unhappiness is what disturbs relationships, not a night apart every now and then. And they do say distance makes the heart grow fonder... This goes for small distances, too ;-) But on the other hand, I don't think there's anything wrong with living together before marriage, either :-)
    Ok, this was not as much related to you as it was general rambling... I've talked about this topic so much over the last year it's kinda stuck deep within me now, haha!

    Relatable Style

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  9. Oh goodness I have this same problem! Husband rarely snores, but breathes so loud! And people don't get why I can't sleep if it's just breathing...good to know someone gets it! I have spent many nights on the couch, but something that has helped us is a humidifier in our room. It helps him breath a bit better, and the white noise blocks out most of the sound, except for last night, when I ended up on the couch again! But most of the time it's great.

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  10. This is soo the case. And when the husband leaves out of town for the weekend and you get your bed back -- it is hard to give it up! Even though you love him

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  11. Get a King size bed...and pray that when you have kids they don't want to sleep with you too!

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  12. Oh, I lucked out on that one. My husband doesn't snore, and I'm such a heavy sleeper, it probably wouldn't matter if he did. You have my sympathies.

    North Meets South

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  13. love the green belt. can't relate to the snoring but it sure was funny to read :-)

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  14. loooove this entire outfit, pretty lady! love the belt, the belt and the top :)

    and the whole sleeping thing - haha that is too funny. i guess i'll find out in a few months. getting married this summer. i'm not a snorer, but i'm the heavy breather when i sleep - soooo it might the other way around. poor guy. hehe.

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  15. hahaha..I do the nudging, gently kicking thing too!!! Now I understand why my parents have slept in separate rooms for so many years!!! Love the new header and I adore your blog! So fun to read!

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  16. oh. em. gee. I was JUST literally thinking about posting the same exact post today because of the crappy sleep I got last night via being married!!!! It is so true that your sleep schedule gets destroyed once you start sharing a bed with husband. I am constantly getting bruises all over from his kicking and flailing during the night hahaha

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  17. Sometimes me and Matt put a big pillow between us. I know it sounds sooo unromantic but sometimes you just have to get some sleep!

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  18. I totally get the snoring and in fact the whole bed situation. Cute hat my darling.

    C x
    http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/

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  19. I have never had snoring issues with my husband since I am the one who snores. I do however get hit, kicked, and pushed out of bed on regular basis, but I do know to stand my ground as my husband will complain of me hitting and kicking him too. For the most part though we sleep like babies if babies would ever sleep during the night. Having two kids there was a period of over a year where I would only sleep 2-4 hours a night because I had to be up with the kids. Now we are finally over that stage.
    My parents are both heavy snorers(?) and they are always so funny arguing that neither of them got any sleep last night because both of them were snoring too much. Well if no one was sleeping who was snoring???

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  20. {LOVE IT.} So funny, cause I am getting married in May and these are the kinds of things that married people never talk about. EVER! ha
    But what can i say at least you look good while being tired.

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  21. I have the SAME problem. Oh and what's really annoying is when you're having a conversation with him right after you get into bed and then he doesn't respond. I'm like really? Already asleep? THen he wakes me up at 630 and makes noise showering and getting dressed while the cat yelps... then i finally go back to bed. ugh... oh well.. I guess that's marriage? ; ) love your outfit so much!

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  22. I love the new blog header! Well done, lady!

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  23. Oh girl, love the new blog header, real cute!

    Also love the outfit, those types of hats i wear at least once a week. Perfect for so many looks!

    I am in my first year of marriage, and I agree with everything. My husband makes the weird sound with his throat, it drives me insane, I have learned to wait until he is asleep, then I go in watch some food network, during this time I do the pushing of him to his side...it's been working for the last few months.

    Good Luck!

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  24. Very cute and causal outfit! I'm loving the pops of yellow and green. Also, your header is fabulous!

    xo, gina

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  25. invest in a king. or an eastern king. I (sadly) don't have one but have heard they are the trick. more space to move around in.

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  26. i LOVE your hat and belt! they are such great pops of color!! :)

    http://www.sandyalamode.com/

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  27. first LOVE your new header, it's so great! also Love the glasses... I am considering attempting them. Lastly i too was demoted from a my own spacious Queen to a mere half Queen AKA a cot... I feel your pain! No one told me it was going to happen either!

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  28. Breathright strips, King bed - sleep on the couch or the spare room if those don't help. Both work for us, but if my DH has allergies or a cold he sleeps in the guest room because the snoring is awful.

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  29. Nize photos !
    Love your blog.
    Greets, photonewt

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  30. Thats too funny!! My husband is the same way! Its especially great when his snoring actually wakes him up!
    Love the outfits!!

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  31. You are cracking me up! I am totally in your premarriage situation as I have a queen bed and I can barely stand it when my sister decides to have a sleepover in my bed when she is home for break. Well thank you for the warning. You still look super duper cute despite the lack of sleep.

    -Tessa
    www.totallytessa.com

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  32. You're gorgeous, the look is great, I envy your husband and I don't snore.

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  33. You're gorgeous, the look is great, I envy your husband and I don't snore.

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  34. Oh goodness I have this same problem! Husband rarely snores, but breathes so loud! And people don't get why I can't sleep if it's just breathing...good to know someone gets it! I have spent many nights on the couch, but something that has helped us is a humidifier in our room. It helps him breath a bit better, and the white noise blocks out most of the sound, except for last night, when I ended up on the couch again! But most of the time it's great.

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  35. ahaha too funny, luckily my bf doesn't snore! you look so cute i love the hat and glasses combo!


    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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