The Mystery Whistler

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The Mystery Whistler

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2015-01-15 14.37.30As many married folk have been known to do, we have accused each other of snoring during the night, with expected denials by the accused party.

Last night was no different. Once again, just as I would be about to drop off to sleep, I repeatedly found myself awakened by an annoying whistling sound that just had to be coming from one of Dean's famous snoring episodes.

Curiously enough he would stop whistling the minute I woke up, turned off my bi-pap machine, took off my nasal mask, and began to ask him to stop making the noise. After about the third time, it began to dawn on me that my nasal mask must have been losing its "seal" and causing the offending whistle. Dean had informed me that sometimes I whistled in my sleep, but I naturally didn't believe him.

Jesus' plea came alive for me: "Judge not...why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?" (Matthew 7:3) For me it would be "why do you accuse your husband of snoring, but do not consider your own annoying whistles?"

Even caregivers need to take their eyes off others and look at their own needy selves for a reality check now and then.

(Reprinted from my blog, TeresaTalk.)

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Denise

Ohhhh... I have a tendency to point the finger only to realize it's pointing right back at me. :)\r\n\r\nWishing you a whistle-free night tonight.

LilMagill

Ha - I knew where this was going as a whistling CPAP user myself. :-) I highly recommend that sleep study for anyone who snores - if you have sleep apnea, the CPAP could be life-changing! I never knew how much I wasn't sleeping until I treated the apnea. Now on the rare occasions I sleep without it, I feel miserable.

Lillie Fuller

I've recently had to start sharing a room with my mom as her care requires it... I worry more now about my snoring than I ever have before. I was only thinking about how much sleep I was losing for getting up with my mom 5 or 6 times a night, I now wonder how much sleep she is missing listening to me snore.