Thursday, March 08, 2012

Missing you

The ear doctor is out of town at a conference presenting his awesome research. As a result, last night I slept alone in our bed.

My dear husband has a tiny snoring situation. When we first got married I thought we weren’t going to make it because he woke me up all night long; over and over and over again. I couldn’t take it. That is, until we got our fan. The fan saved our marriage in its infancy.

This year for Christmas our in-laws got the ear doctor a humidifier. Denver is the driest place I’ve ever lived in my life and this humidifier has been a game changer. No longer do I wake up in the morning and feel like someone has shoved a triscut up my nose. Glorious!

The effect, however, has been that our bedroom at night is pretty loud. So loud, in fact, that my ear doctor husband was starting to worry about our prolonged exposure to the sound level might have a detrimental effect on our hearing. Don’t worry…he found an sound meter app for his ipad and determined that it was only 60 dB…below the level to worry about.But, to be honest, 60 dB is still pretty loud. It’s about the volume of normal conversation of people standing 3 feet from each other.

So last night when I was trying to sleep by myself I decided that since he wasn’t in bed I wouldn’t turn on the fan or humidifier. I was shocked by how quite the room was without my accustomed babble of invisible people having a conversation on the pillow next to me…

…and really annoyed when the dog’s snores woke me up...once a 1:23 AM and a second time at 3:43.

1 comment:

Reb said...

Triscut up your nose, that is perfect! I love my white noise and my husband is a snore machine too. 60db, that's impressive. I just need wind on my face to sleep. I will be slumbering tonight with without him. He is out of town too. Come to think of it, it's breakfast for dinner since he is out. Thanks for the funny post, I literally laughed out loud.