I did an image search for "snoring remedies" and got this photo. Mmmmmm-kay.

I’ve become slightly obsessed about whether or not I snore. To the point of trying to find an app for my iPhone that will let me record audio of my sleeping self, so that I can have proof, one way or the other.

“Whence this madness?” you may very reasonably be asking. I’m going to Kripalu the first weekend in February, and their registration form asks about snoring. (I’ll be sharing a double room with a friend-I-haven’t-met-yet.) I blithely ticked the “no” box, of course.

And then a few days ago I woke myself up from a nap — I’m a militant napper — with a distinct snort.

When one sleeps alone (most of the time, anyway), knowing definitively about one’s snoring habits is an impossibility. The cat doesn’t care, of course, and she prefers to sleep under the duvet next to my culito. Mr. Pants has never complained, but then again he snores like a lumberjack, which I actually find comforting once the foam earplugs are in place. And the last time I shared a room with a friend, I asked if I had snored and she said, “oh, but it’s a delicate, ladylike snore.” I still don’t know if she was telling the truth.

Thus I find myself on the horns of a dilemma. Should I pre-emptively ID myself as a snorer? Apparently, Kripalu has “special accomodations” for those who snore. (What in tarnation could those be? I’m thinking undyed organic cotton cone of silence, myself. Yikes!) Or should I just take a spare (new) pair of earplugs along for my roomie?

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