Super Sonic Snoring…

Super Sonic Snoring – the most important question Retro63 and hubby have at the moment, to sound proof or not? That is the question?

Let me set the scene, peacefully tucked up in our new King Size bed, Egyptian sheets, pillowcases and doona surrounding us – cloud 9 you could say….then, it begins!

Mum and her Super Sonic Snoring!! This is not your usual snoring I am telling you, this is out of this world, loud beyond words and consistent, once started it rarely stops until she wakes the next morning…I seriously don’t know how Dad used to sleep through it!  Possibly the industrial ear muffs on the bed head were a giveaway in respect of my question.  Where some people have a set of pink fluffy covered handcuffs my Dad had a yellow industrial pair of earmuffs proudly hanging from the bed head! 

I used to think it was partly in jest but I now know he was totally serious!

The three choices:-

  1. We move out?

  2. She moves out?

  3. We sound proof her room?

Pros and cons

  • we hurt her feelings 🙁

  • the room looks ugly 🙁

  • resale value decreases (if we don’t sell to family with the same issues or a drum playing teenager!) 🙁

  • we get a peaceful night’s sleep 🙂

  • resale value increases (we sell to a family with the same issues & they have a drum playing teenager!) 🙂

Maybe I need to do some more research before jumping to a sound proofing conclusion?

What do they say online? There is an absolute abundance of info on snoring and sleep problems – from the quirky to the very serious solutions, sleep problems and snoring are ‘not a laughing matter’ and are quite possibly signs of more sinister problems as stated on many of the websites!

Let’s have a look at some of these interesting remedies & info sites on this condition:-

Snoring often goes unnoticed as a disease. One who snores or the one who shares bedroom with such a person remain disturbed due to snoring but most of the time, it is not taken so seriously as to take measures to stop it. But snoring is a risky habit! Seventy five percent of people who snore suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. It means their breathing gets disrupted for short periods when they sleep. This increases their risk of developing heart disease. Therefore, it is essential to treat this condition not only because persons who snore do not feel refreshed on getting up in the morning and have the risk of developing heart disease but also because it poses risk to their marriages! In most of the cases, spouse of a snoring partner sleeps in a separate bedroom! So, if you snore, take help of these home remedies for snoring and save your marriage as well as heart. Please view full article at 

So as noted above this should be taken seriously – to medicate, operate or home remedy, that should be the next question I suppose?

Treatments:- recommend the following – all home remedies – check out the website to get ingredients and recipes for each of the below, worth a try I am sure 🙂

Homemade Saline Nasal Spray; Peppermint Oil; Ayurvedic Ghee; Olive Oil, Sage Herbal; Nettle Leaf Tea; Thyme Essential Oil; Eucalyptus Oil; Mint Tea; Goldenseal; Ginger; Garlic; Essential Oils Blend to Cure Snoring; Tongue and Throat Exercises; Sleep Pattern & Lifestyle remedies.


you can purchase these items or, as per below…………

Dentists – Who would have thought??

My research led me to an article which includes the following info – check the full list of information here 

Dentists specialising in dental sleep medicine (or oral sleep medicine) supply and fit oral appliances to prevent snoring, usually in the form of a mandibular advancement splint (MAS). This device forces the lower jaw forward, increasing the air cavity at the back of the throat. They’re very effective – as long as people can tolerate using them.

So do I, talk to a dentist who specialises in ‘dental sleep medicine’? May be an option, or get some Rapid Home Remedies?  Or, check out the info hubby sent me the other day….. link   it has some merit (sound proofing) but again the wall won’t look that wonderful 🙁

I think we’re going to try the soundproofing…..simply order on-line and it is delivered to our home!  Hubby can install and I’ll tell Mum its insulation to keep her room nice and toasty warm for her, see no feelings hurt in the making of this sound proofing….!  Works out for all of us, lets hope!!!

I’ll keep you updated on the outcome, hoping to have great news on top of some restful and quiet sleeps…..Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Laugh, just laugh out loud


I’ve always found in life you must retain a sense of humour, have fun and laugh often! You have to be ready to laugh at a moments notice and sometimes, at the most inappropriate times! Church, at the doctors, parent teacher meetings, business meetings and the worst one, at a funeral, just to name a few!

Often it’s my ability to find humorous moments throughout the day that gets me through life!

I love a good laugh and particularly at myself ! Laughing at myself and often is a given and is heaps and heaps of fun!

Life is and can be quite hard at times, even though I am sure it’s not supposed to be and maybe we make it harder by over thinking every aspect of our lives and life choices and we don’t laugh enough!

Emotions are tweaked each day, smiling, laughing and crying are all regular responses to how you’re feeling!

There are no rules on how you cope with certain situations or feelings and everyone’s reactions will be different and thank goodness for that!  The world is unique based on those differences and again, thank goodness for that!

I want to share some of the fun times and hilarious days I have had being a wife, mother, grandmother, people manager and now carer – my days are varied and sprinkled with emotional moments, and how I cope with those enable me to regret less, love more and laugh and smile often (very) 🙂

Current FUN addictionMinions

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& Retro Quotes!Retro_Fun sarcasm

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and who can forget the unforgettable Grumpy Cat! 

Love to hear what gets you through your day?



My Brain!


Why is it I seem to think things through in a kind of weird way! Apparently that is? Whenever I think about things I have, again apparently, a unique way of doing it and when explaining what I thought, youngest daughter particularly can’t believe My Brain thinks that way!  I believe I am quite normal but based on her theory, I am quite the opposite!

My Brain

For instance, tonight I state I thought about being on a cruise, we have been joking with Mother about her going on one (she can afford it), so I was thinking about it and in fact think I may have had a dream the previous night where I was upset as I thought about being on the cruise and then mysteriously falling from the boat!  Wow, not a nice thought, especially if you don’t die before hitting the water or on impact!  Floating out there and watching the biggest boat you have ever seen leaving the scene of your fall at, what I expect to be at exaggerated speed, can’t be trip you were dreaming of or reading in the brochures.  How could you cope I asked Mother and youngest daughter, stating you would be worrying about being left there to just die, floating and not knowing which way to swim!  Or would you have to make the decision to attempt to drown yourself?

Youngest daughter just rolled her eyes and stated, I can’t believe you think about that stuff, no-one else would think like that!  I do, and I believe it is the way a majority of ‘normal’ people think each and every day, although!



It made me realise I may not be as optimistic about things as I believe I am?  I tend to think a lot about morbid details of potentially ‘bad’, ‘really bad’ stuff happening for all types of reasons.

After my knee injury and followed by the ACL tear I constantly  thought about falling but would actually see it happening in my head, I could pretty much see the fall and the aftermath! Body flailing around on the ground, trying to find something to hold onto to get myself back up again – similar sight I would suggest to the re-floating of a boat that has sunk – see now you’re getting it,,,,then the Titanic would come into my head and the most memorable moments in that movie, “Jack, Jack!”, “Rose, Rose!” (being shouted over and over again above the sound of running, gushing water)!!  Joking, I did love the movie although oldest grandchild, who was youngest and only grandchild back then did nearly ruin it for me, he had to watch it over and over again (ad nauseam!) – interestingly nothing changed, the boat hit the iceberg and sank, dear Jack didn’t survive, but again – I need you to know I did like the movie, not knocking it in any way 🙂 just was a tad sick of it by the time my grandson had moved onto a new movie to drive me mad with!

Our family seems to have been blessed with good luck and good health, not to put a mocker on it but we have, and sometimes I am led to believe in My Brain it is because I play out a lot of bad things that could happen based on what we are doing or going to do or what activity the kids were doing or are involved in; they are like mini ‘real life’ dramas or comedies in most cases, played out in my head in full.

Scenario 1,  eldest daughter rides her horse in the cross-country these are the things that could happen, she forgets which way to go and starts going down a one-way track, the wrong way! Eldest daughter hits a tree or horse shies at the tree, or worse than that they hit an oncoming horse and rider!

Scenario 2 middle daughter runs amok on roller derby rink, skates were serviced before the comp and she cannot stop herself, she takes out the refs and the guy and gal who are there to provide the half time entertainment + she barrels into the kiosk – spilling all the drinks and running over the chips, with grease on her wheels she is out into the car park before running into the back of a parked car!

Scenario 3 eldest son on down hill bike ride in the Canadian mountains – news bulletin, young Aussie downhill bike rider gets more than he expected when yogi and the bear accompany him down the mountain, yogi on the handlebars and bear on the young Aussies knee, he was taken to hospital for minor bite wounds, now even I admit this one is really off the charts for My Brain! but in saying that he does mountain bike ride and yes, he has told me “he takes his life in his own hands”, riding in the mountains with brown bears roaming around!

Scenario 4 youngest daughter whilst studying at Uni and living away from home, is talking to me on the phone when getting home from a late lecture, walks in the door of rented property, its dark and supposedly her room mates aren’t home yet, she talks to me whilst locking up and as she heads up to the stairs someone jumps out of the dark, she screams, I scream and ask her who’s there, she says its someone wanting money, I say put them on the phone and before i know it my voice has dropped an octave or two and I am Liam Neeson in my favourite movie, Taken – I tell them I have a certain set of skills and if you hurt youngest daughter, I will find you and I will kill you! In My Brain, they give the phone back to youngest daughter and leave without hurting her, although in reality they are screaming “your mum is an f*#$%@g weird, crazy woman”, and they’re not staying for the surprise dress up birthday party for room-mate # 2 who wasn’t home yet!  Oops, can’t believe they hadn’t seen Taken, who hasn’t seen that movie? As if I was for real, they should have known it was a joke! 🙂

See I can run off track and run amok when my mind really wants to test out some theories but in saying that and for the moral of this story and above paragraph (at least) nothing too sinister or bad has happened and I firmly believe that’s because I thought it all out and am wary and cautious of what could happen, hence I prepare myself and my family for anything to happen and luckily it hasn’t happened! Confused, I am! Yikes!!

I think I will though, keep using my brain this way as it has kept us out of trouble to this point – I will also keep you updated on My Brain and its antics from the past and future….I am sure it will be slightly amusing or at least weird, although I believe there will be a huge number of people who think exactly like me – normally that is 🙂