Want to quit snoring, BHD? Getting whacked in the head with an elbow with no warning in the middle of the night will help make you acutely aware when you start to buzz. It will also make you wake up in fear with a rapid pulse. One time when I was fighting a cold, so even sleeping on my side didn’t help, I grabbed a blanket and slept on the sofa in the living room; it was the only way I could think of to get some shut eye. (To be fair, I don’t think my ex was even aware she was hitting me.) With another sleeping partner I ended moving to the hotel’s bathroom, having gotten the idea that sleeping in the bathtub was a viable alternative, because all the drunks do it, but it turns out being drunk is NOT an optional part of the equation.

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