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For The Men Who Snore And The Girls That Sleep With Them

February 22nd, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

So it’s been told to me by a few people I have a snoring problem. Nothing too bad, they say, but still, I can admit I’m self-conscious about it.

The thing is, I have slept with women who have a snoring problem, and I’m going to be honest, whenever I shared a bed with them, I always felt like stuffing their mouth with a pair of folded up socks. Because this is how I feel about their snoring, I assume this is how women feel about my snoring problem. I’m grateful for their mercy, and their patience with the problem, but what if we go to bed angry at one another? That snoring I do is only going to make matters worse. Next thing I know, the two of us are looking like Ray Liotta and Lorraine Bracco in Goodfellas, with her sitting on top of me and a gun to my face talking about, “I’m tired. Stop. That. Snoring.”

To avoid such a disaster, I want to be proactive about solving this snoring problem. I did some research and I think I found a way to tone it down during night-night time. But here’s the thing, I’m hesitant because it’s not a sexy solution, and well, ladies, all I really want to know is if I choose to use this thing to help stop my snoring, can I still get some in the middle of the night or will you make me take this thing off before we do anything?

Here it is…

If I wear this to bed, am I still getting some?

Supposedly if I wear these, it will help my snoring problem. Seems like a cheap alternative, but like I said, I don’t know if this is something like wearing headgear to bed. I’m not the type of guy who would make my woman take off her headgear before we got it in, but then again, I’m open-minded like that. I used to date a girl who wore a retainer at night, and whenever she was mad at me she’d put the retainer in before she went to bed, as though that was going to make me not want to do something.

She was wrong.

Ditto for the girls who went to bed with a face mask. When I want some, especially in the middle of the night, I’m willing to look past these maintenance items if she’s willing to go a round.

The question for the ladies is, are you open minded enough to give me some even though I have a band-aid looking thing across the bridge of my nose? After all, the only reason I’m wearing this is so you can sleep a little more soundly at night. Shouldn’t I get something in return for my efforts?


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    LOL, I encountered this problem with my new fiancee. He snores too, not to bad, no trees fell, but enough to disturb. ……I have a solution for you!……. very simple:
    As your lover what are her fav. songs to dream to, then get her a playlist in an mp3 player or whatever (I have a simple walk-man). She can put her fav. music on enjoy listening to that while she lovingly watches you (muted out) sleep. After a while, she will fall asleep to (that’s what happens to me)…. or she might waked you in the middle of the night??…..
    BTW…I was listening to Pat Metheny’s “Secret Story” to lull me to sleep.
    I hope this helps you, I am sorry though I may have given you a lot to do, you have many playlists to prepare???

  • Linsey

    omg. I’ve been wanting to write about this topic for a while, me and my boyfriend end up in an argument in the middle of the night at least twice a week about his snoring. We’re trying hard to work our way around it, but typically, if I don’t fall asleep before he does, all hell breaks loose.

    I’m sure you’ll still get some, and your efforts would be recognized. It might not be the “sexiest’ solution…but snoring is NEVER sexy. Ever. As long as you can still get it in while she’s wearing a scarf around her head, it’s only fair that she offer the goodies when you’re wearing that…thing.

    Btw, those strips have done nothing to help my cause, but I sure hope they work for you.

  • amarie

    i’d much prefer a guy wear that than feel like i’m laying next to a freight train. loud snoring is the WORST.

  • Blakladyj

    As long as I can keep my head scarf on and wear ugly pj’s to bed, and ur nose strip works then its only fair.

  • Jinx Moneypenny

    It’s not always bad. When it is I always wanna wake him up and tell him to stop but who can do that all the time… just gotta deal, lol.

  • Anonymous

    This little nose strip is NOTHING! If I’m sleeping well next to you, you’d definitely get some. But if you’re snoring and I can barely sleep…smh, I’m most likely to be evil.

    I’m a self-conscious about wearing my hair bonnet to bed with the boo or even twisting my natural hair when I stay over because it reminds me of Ceily’s hairstyles from The Color Purple (Not sexy…”You sho is uglaaaay!”). But the alternative is me waking up looking like Don King! *lol*

  • Naomi

    Please by all means, nose strip away! No it may not be the sexiest thing, but that’s better than calling monsters all night, then me having to be the first one up and out for work in the AM..with NO SLEEP. Can you offer that or other snoring cures to a guy without offending him?!
    On another note, do guys expect ladies to take of their scarf pre-“Getting Some”? Lol

  • Anonymous

    Snoring would drive me crazy. Strip wouldn’t bother me at all. Go for it.

  • Kady

    Oh pleeeeze by all means get the breath right strips.

    I use to date a guy who developed a snoring problem and there is nothing worse than going to bed angry just to be woken up by drilling snoring. What really upset me was the fact that even though I suggested getting breathing strips he never got them and ended telling me I should buy them because I was the one who was bothered by the snoring. My solution was to sleep on the coach. Get the strips! Get the Strips! Get the Strips!

    And I wouldn’t turn my man away just because he was wearing some breathing strips.

    On another note I really enjoy reading “The Process” updates. I would love to read a post about your fitness goals, it seems to be getting intense. Congrats on the progress so far.

  • Twocents4u

    If the person you are in a relationship with is the one who matters the most in your life, look at that person as someone “to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part”. Nothing should get in the way of keeping your relationship going.

  • OhMyGodYes

    Ooh! JasmineDenise brought up a good point. I know good and well when I lay down with my BF at the end of the night, if I dont tie up my hair it’s going to be a mess in the morn. But then there is the chance sexy time might happen so you want to be laying there all enticing and stuff. But then no sexy time and you wish you had tied up your hair. And if you tie up your hair does that send the message that there will be no sexy time? I’d do a man wearing a nose strip.

  • Reecie

    I was in a relationship with a man that snored and it was a HUGE issue. I’d often go sleep on the sofa just for some peace because no sleep makes me cranky. I’m a light sleeper and its def a deal breaker for me at this point in my life. if the strips help, I’m all for it.

  • Palatial_pink

    I’ve had this problem with my boyfriend for the past few months since we started living together. He snores like a freight train; I’m a light sleeper. I got tired of going to work tired and being unproductive, so I started sleeping on the couch. If he came home with nose strips, he’d get it EVERY night…mornings too. But lately, he hasn’t been getting it at all…

  • Candydiva04

    save your money they don’t work.. i’m a SERIOUS snorer, and apparently I snore with breathe right strips on.

  • I.mind.

    it’s going to take a lot longer, and I’m definitely going to feel it after it’s over all this week.

    That’s what she said…

    On topic: Just make sure ALL the light are off… I MEAN ALL!!!

    Off topic: –>>> Bwahhhhahahahahahahha. Goodness is it really THAT bad?… lawd.

  • esoteric

    Use the strips… you can purchase a clear version…

  • Shana

    Typical guy!!!! LOL! Of course you would go a round despite a woman wearing a face mask, retainer, weave, scarf, etc. LOL! As long as there’s a post…right?

    Nose strips aren’t a problem…especially if it’ll help with the snoring. However, the snoring in of itself is a serious turn off!!! And if you happen to snore while wearing those strips, don’t be surprised to wake up with a sore face (from me slapping you a couple of times in your sleep). Good luck with the strips.

  • DWJ

    My husband is a big snorer and you get over it or used to it, regardless of what they wear at night. He used those strips and they work for a while but eventually they will fall off of your nose and end up stuck to your partner. There’s a snoring spray that works, it’s odorless and tasteless. You might try putting a warm mist humidifier in your room. Sometimes it’s because of dry nasal passages that you snore so bad and that helps (bonus, it softens your skin).

  • Ms.Riss

    As a girl who just started sleeping with a man who snores…YES! You can still get it because lucky for you, I will actually have had some rest, and won’t be annoyed by your snoring, when you actually wake up and join me as I have been awake since you started that god awful noise!

  • Sunshine

    Of course you can wear the snore strips to bed! However, just like I have to take off the satin night cap (which is also worn for your benefit, sans the cap you’ll wake up next to Animal or worse) before we do the business, you have to take off the snore strip. 😉

  • Jen

    I am so buying some of those for my boyfriend, and I think they will only enhance his chances at night. 🙂

  • Rebelle

    I agree I can sleep looking like a frump, but I have sex looking fabulous.

  • Ekene Ajufo

    Considering it’s probably going to be dark in the room anyway, I wouldn’t mind the nasal strip. Heck I’d feel special that you cared enough to let me have some sleep!
    Your blog spurred me to write one today. From now on I’m going to stock up on nasal strips for any future partners I run into. Tired of guys who after a lil’ romp will vibrate my bed with their snoring, that’s not the kind of vibration I want! So like condoms, I’m stocking up on Breathe Right Nasal Strips!

    Don’t Judge Me! Lol

  • Jess

    Since people say your snoring isn’t too bad, this probably won’t affect you but just as a heads up: For people who snore really loudly / have sleep apnea, the strips DO NOT HELP.

  • pintsizedinFluence

    That little band-aid is nothing. My Honey wears the full face mask!

  • Guest

    I HATE snoring so I would prefer the strips too. Also try throat and nasal sprays like Y Snore, Rhynil and Snore Zip.

  • zy

    the fact that you’re being proactive about stopping your snoring problem to make it easier on the lady you sleep with… is sexy. so if she’s smart, she’ll roll over in the middle of the night and give you some, regardless of the strip taped on your nose.

  • naturallyalise

    Those things are hardly noticeable, rock your nasal strips with pride instead of subjecting some poor woman to midnight log sawing… prevent any woman from suffering my nightly pain in the… sigh, ears.

  • Christina

    The nasal strips are no big deal but an easier solution is just to turn on your side. My ex snored and so I simply turned him on his side and it quieted. Snoring is worse on the back and turning them on the side opens up air passages or something like that. This either eliminates or reduces the loudness of the snoring and if he wakes when I’m rolling him over I just wrap his arms around me as if I wanted to be held and he’s none the wiser. 

  • Guest

    that Goodfellas scenario had me rolling! lol hilarious.