#815 When you nudge the person snoring next to you and it makes them stop

It's either you or them. Nudge and move on.

Just tap that elbow in the rib cage a bit, maybe pat the belly, or if you’re feeling particularly brave, give a big kick to the back of the knees while loudly whispering Shhhhhh in their ears.  If that still doesn’t work, it’s time to roll them on over, and don’t worry: if they wake up, it’ll just be for a second and they’ll never remember it tomorrow.


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25 thoughts on “#815 When you nudge the person snoring next to you and it makes them stop

  1. As I believe that I am the snorer in my relationship, I can’t attest to how well this really works. But judging by the fact that my wife always seems well rested, and I wake up every morning with bruised ribs, I’d say it probably does the trick!

  2. This is a nightly ritual at our house! Sometimes I have to implement all three methods but eventually it works! Great one.

  3. I wear a “CPAP mask” at night and not only do I look ridiculous wearing it but I also sound like Darth Vader breathing. Google it.

  4. This is one of the BEST things ever. Almost better than baby drool and broccoflower. Even better than the car drop-off game. YES!

  5. i recently found out that i can only nudge snoring people that i know. even when i’m on a plane. next to a random man. who is snoring louder than anything i have ever heard. i wanted to nudge him so bad but i just couldn’t bring myself to do it.

  6. I gave up on the nudge months ago. I’ve found that a humidifier does an even better job for my bf. He doesn’t even start snoring if it’s on, but when it’s not I get slap happy, actually I prefer to kick his legs off the bed. :)

  7. I completely agree, even though it’s a rare occurance. I have to do this to my boyfriend and my dog :(

  8. This doesn’t work for me… all the nudge gets me is: *snork* “what!?” *grumble*… *zzzZZZZZ*

    and the snoring continues.

    Sure I can nudge to stop the snoring, but how do I get it to STAY that way???

  9. Once i slept with my grandmother whos such a stubborn snorer that nudging her or even waking her up didnt work :p. But honestly, once ur concscious of the snoring, its like sumthing grinding in ur ears n u just cant sleep :p

  10. Oh how true this post is! Every night I suffer from what I consider to be an elephant mixed with a poorly built engine sputtering off every half hour-but is actually my husband sawing logs. From now on, every time I go to disrupt his slumber I’ll remember this and smile :)
    Which truly is AWESOME!

  11. I once had to share a room with a couple of friends at a hostel, one of whom snored the ENTIRE night. He was too far away to do anything other than throw a shoe at and as much as I wanted him to shut up, I didn’t really want to knock him out. Best part is next morning he says to us “I didn’t get any sleep last night, did you?”

  12. Arg, my Mum is renowned for her snoring. Absolutely anywhere, any time. Including a school open evening, right in the middle of the assembly. It’s loud and totally undignified, she doesn’t even need to be asleep! So there we were and she began to snore, so I gave her a quick sharp elbow in the rib, to which she startles awake and yaps, IN FRONT OF MY WHOLE YEAR GROUP, PARENTS AND ALL, ‘What’s your fuckin’ problem’. I was completely mortified.
    Unfortunately I don’t find this post so awesome, it’s the horror of my childhood, this is not a one off event and has haunted me through many a occasion. Films ruined, mortifying meetings. Awful.

  13. Some excellent insight and on a subject I was just mentioning to my business associates. Kudos to you for summarizing this topic so well.

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