Six Stages of Sleeping Near a Snorer

by - 7:59 PM

This summer I travelled with my parents. Last summer I said I'd never do that again, but I'd forgotten the reasons why. So I joined my parents once again and went to Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Russia. I shared a room with my parents in all those countries. But two hours into the first night of our trip, I remembered why I didn't want to travel with my parents anymore: they snore so loud it makes my eardrums want to commit suicide.
I thought I'd get through the night in a state of minimal annoyance, sleeping most of the time. Turns out I was wrong. There are stages you go through when you 'sleep' near a snorer. These are the stages I went through every night - until I bough ear plugs, that is.

Stage 1: Surprise
What's that sound? Snoring? No, that can't be. You'd never taken [insert name of person sleeping close to you] for a snorer. Maybe it's something else? Nope, that's definitely snoring. They're absolutely a snorer.

Stage 2: Indifference
Let them snore, it doesn't matter. Their snoring isn't even all that loud. You'll fall asleep soon enough, right? Right?

Stage 3: Mild annoyance
Okay, apparently you're not falling asleep because of the snoring. That's inconvenient, but what are you going to do about it? You can't just wake them up every single time they start to snore. Just try to ignore it. We all know that's impossible, but try.

Stage 4: Anger
Hours, I mean, hours have passed and you still can't sleep because someone won't stop snoring. What did you do to deserve this? Why do you have to suffer?!

Stage 5: Desperation
It's clear you won't get those hours of amazing sleep you were hoping for, but how about a few minutes? Half an hour? If they'd only stop snoring for fifteen minutes you'd be able to fall asleep... Please... Just fifteen minutes of silence... That's all you need...

Stage 6: Give up
Fine. No sleep then. Who needs sleep anyway? Tomorrow you'll buy earplugs though. Now you'll just read a book and wait for morning to come. Stupid snoring.

Remember: it's completely possible go back to stage 4 and 5 after completing the entire cycle. In that case you might be stuck in an infinite loop. Sleeping near a snorer: great way to get through the vacation. Have you ever done it, or successfully fallen asleep in this situation?

Stay Awesome!

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23 Fellow Ramblers

  1. This is so relatable!! I LOVED this post Envy, you're one of my favourite bloggers by the way :-)

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    1. Thank you! That means so much to me!

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    1. OKAY I HOPE YOU GET ENOUGH SLEEP IN THAT CASE ;)

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  3. Hahahaha I love this post. We can all relate to this and also I just love how you choose the perfect gifs that goes with the situation. :P

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    1. Thank you! It's good to hear that my gif game is finally what it should be XD

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    1. Thanks Nabila! It's one of the big truths in life, isn't it? :P

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  5. I've just had a sinus infection and apparently water buffalo have nothing on me with blocked sinuses for volume. I dingy know whether to be appalled or impressed with myself. :)

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  6. My phone just had some sort of seizure. DON'T not dingy.

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    1. I'd be impressed! It might be annoying to others but it's still some kind of talent! xD

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  7. Haha I loved this! I know those feels, my little lad snores (albeit quite cutely) and my partner does haha xD the gifs are so cute! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

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    1. How do you get through the nights? I could handle a baby's snoring but a grown man's... I'd never sleep again!

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  8. I literally need to show this to my Mum, I am DYING! So accurate, I love spending time and travelling with my Mum, but gosh are my travels with her exhausting because of her snoring :')

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    1. If you do show this to your mom, please let me know how she reacted XD Same goes for me and my parents. I love travelling with them but I'm sure I won't sleep much

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  9. Loved this!! It's hilarious and accurate, haha. I think I'm usually the one snoring though, so I guess now I know how everyone else feels, lol :P

    ~Iris
    http://getupandoutblog.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thank you! It's good for snorers to know what they put others through :P

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  10. My sister and I share a room. She snores like an elephant screaming into a megaphone.

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    1. This has to be one of my favorite comments ever XD

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  11. Amazing post , i never ever seen such a wonderful article and pictures. It's very interesting.

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  12. This. THIS is gold. Very well written. XD

    Skylar | Skywriting

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