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Old 11-29-04, 12:37 AM
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I am about to die...

It's either me or my roomate. The bastard snores EXTREMELY loud. I dont know if I will be able to take this much longer. I get maybe 2 or 3 hours of sleep a night because of this fucker.

Anyone have any remedies or recommendations? Or methods of effective murder?

This is what is working against me:

1.) It takes him about 2-3 minutes to fall asleep once laying down in his bed.
2.) It takes me much longer then that.
3.) Some of his snores are "super-snores", which are really freaky... they occur at random times, and are about 5-10 times louder then a regular snore. Not only do they scare me, but they will wake me up while I am sleeping.
4.) He is bigger then me and can kick my ass.

One night i threw peanuts at his head while he was snoring, it did not wake him up. But was pissed to wake up in a bed full of peanuts.

I've thought about ear plugs, but then i dont think i will be able to hear my alarm.

This seriously sucks.

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Old 11-29-04, 12:39 AM
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LMAO!

Um, I know what you are going through, totally. You just want to haul off and beat them in the face.

Try those breathe-right strips? I have no idea.
Old 11-29-04, 12:43 AM
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Gp to sleep first. Whiskey about 9pm.
Old 11-29-04, 12:44 AM
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Yeah, whenever I am drunk i sleep a lot better, but due to the fact I am no lightweight, it may get expensive to be getting drunk each night just to get a good night sleep. If this is my only option I might as well sign up for a liver transplant now.
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Yeah, that sucks.

Hmm.. is there no way you can switch roomates?


If nothing else, hire a hitman.
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Mainline alcohol injection.

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Old 11-29-04, 12:56 AM
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I assume you ae in a dorm situation?

I had this very problem in college. There really is no solution (other than the aforementioned murder). I ended up sleeping everywhere else in the apartment, including the front entrance closet, to get away from my obnoxious snoring roommate. Fortunately, he left after one semester and the new roommate was normal.

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You could try ear plugs + an alarm clock for the deaf. They have models that have extremely loud alarms, flash bright lights or shake the bed.
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Originally posted by wmansir
You could try ear plugs + an alarm clock for the deaf. They have models that have extremely loud alarms, flash bright lights or shake the bed.
The last one would be especially good if you and your roommate had bunk beds.
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Re: I am about to die...

Originally posted by linkoaljara
It's either me or my roomate. The bastard snores EXTREMELY loud. I dont know if I will be able to take this much longer. I get maybe 2 or 3 hours of sleep a night because of this fucker.
Sorry, it's my septum. Now shut up before I have to kick your ass.
Old 11-29-04, 02:50 AM
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My 'I'm about to die' thread was a lot better.
Old 11-29-04, 02:53 AM
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No it wasn't. That was idiotic and attention-whoring.
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If you hold one of his testicles in your mouth all night, that might alleviate his breathing to the point that his snoring subsides.
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Originally posted by scottall
No it wasn't. That was idiotic and attention-whoring.
Old 11-29-04, 07:29 AM
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Earplugs, turn up your alarm way loud (or buy one for the deaf like a previous poster said), try some white noise, like a fan, that may drown out his snoring.

Earplugs have saved my life many times....
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funny, i just read about this in boingboing.net this morning:

Tree of Death
Cerbera odollam, a plant that grows in India and southeast Asia, is also known as the "suicide tree" because people munch it to kill themselves. Apparently, it's also used to rub out young wives who aren't well-liked by their in-laws.
From New Scientist :
Although the kernels of the tree have a bitter taste, this can be disguised if they are crushed and mixed with spicy food. They contain a potent heart toxin called cerberin, similar in structure to digoxin, found in the foxglove.

Digoxin kills by blocking calcium ion channels in heart muscles, which disrupts the heartbeat. But while foxglove poisoning is well known to western toxicologists, (researcher Yvan) Gaillard says pathologists would not be able to identify Cerbera poisoning unless there is evidence the victim had eaten the plant. “It is the perfect murder,” he says.
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tell him he has sleep apnea and will die if he doesn't get surgery
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Get a tape recorder and record yourself reciting the wrong answers to his exam questions. Play it over and over in his ear while he is asleep. He will "learn" the wrong info, flunk his exams and leave school. Problem solved.
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Originally posted by peon73
funny, i just read about this in boingboing.net this morning:

Tree of Death
Cerbera odollam, a plant that grows in India and southeast Asia, is also known as the "suicide tree" because people munch it to kill themselves. Apparently, it's also used to rub out young wives who aren't well-liked by their in-laws.
From New Scientist :
Although the kernels of the tree have a bitter taste, this can be disguised if they are crushed and mixed with spicy food. They contain a potent heart toxin called cerberin, similar in structure to digoxin, found in the foxglove.

Digoxin kills by blocking calcium ion channels in heart muscles, which disrupts the heartbeat. But while foxglove poisoning is well known to western toxicologists, (researcher Yvan) Gaillard says pathologists would not be able to identify Cerbera poisoning unless there is evidence the victim had eaten the plant. “It is the perfect murder,” he says.
That is so not right!
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Originally posted by Charlie Goose
If you hold one of his testicles in your mouth all night, that might alleviate his breathing to the point that his snoring subsides.
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Yeah I have a loud fan that i leave running at night, and it still sounds like there is a damn elephant in my room.

One of these nights im gonna be so mad i'll give him a golden shower, r kelly style.
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I had the same problem in college. My solution was to find a girlfriend and shack up with her every night.
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If you're a light sleeper you should be able to hear your alarm through the earplugs.

Try setting the alarm on the weekend, or some other time where if you miss it no big deal.

I'd set it for some gawd awful outrageous hour and really loud so your roommate gets to participate in the test as well.
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http://www.breatheright.com/snoring/snoring.asp
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My husband is the loudest snorer ever and he has sleep apnea. He went to the doc and got a machine and now he only snores when he lays flat on his back.

Have you tried speaking to your roomie about the nose? Maybe he's not aware of just how loud he's being?

If he's not open to negotiations, can you switch room mates?

Also, I know for a fact that you can stack three pillows on top of a sleeping person and it does drown out some of the nose.

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