Helaine says I snore. I’ve never heard it… and I sleep with me every night! She says over the years this alleged snoring has gotten worse. Think subway collision and one of the trains is loaded with explosives.
In order to preserve domestic tranquility I offered to do what was necessary–even surgery. Helaine is against that and I suppose I’m glad she is.
Still, with each passing day my alleged snoring became louder. Something had to be done.
A few weeks ago Helaine order a PureSleep mouth guard thingy for me. I am wearing it at night and, though not 100% gone, the alleged snoring has allegedly been reduced to a soft murmur.
That’s the good news. There is also bad news.
The PureSleep is a molded mouth guard. Stef wore similar devices when she played high school sports. I dropped it in boiling water, waited for it to cool and bit to fit.
Along with its magical quieting power a mouth guard limits the mobility of your jaw/mouth while you wear it. That is no small thing and a little uncomfortable. I fall asleep quickly (once fell asleep during gum surgery), but not as quickly.
If I wasn’t really motivated I wouldn’t wear it. As it is, when I hear Helaine leave bed I remove it.
The thought of wearing something like this
Wearing it is worth it if Helaine can get more/better sleep. If it’s something you’re consider, ask yourself how motivated you are?