AndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 876 times:
First of all, I have to say that I hardly ever snore, but in the last few years I have had this happen to me more often.
I am sleeping, and while asleep I actually notice that I am snoring. Then shortly after I wake up. From this, I have been able to imitate quite well the times that I know, since I am aware enough to realize how my body snores.
But that is part of why I find it so interesting to me. What wakes me up is when I become partly aware that I am snoring, and I start to pay attention to what is happening in my partly awoken state. And it does not happen in the middle of the night. It has only occurred when I am taking a nap or almost ready to wake up.
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 54 Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 812 times:
The same thing happens to me sometimes...but its weird, I can't really hear the snore, but I can feel that I'm doing it during sleeping, and then I wake up shortly after...doesnt bother me all that much since it doesnt happen terribly often...
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I can relate to that. The same happens to me, particularly if I am only napping during a night on call.
Basically, when we sleep we go through several cycles (sleep architecture) which vary from deep sleep to REM sleep to non-REM sleep. in some of the more superficial cycles, the transition sometimes is not so "well accomplished", particularly if we are not actually resting (tense sleep, like when you have to wake up soon thereafter). What follows is that your musculature is abnormally relaxed, particularly the pharyngeal muscles, while you are already on the transition to consciousness, hence you can hear yourself snoring.
This is indeed a sign of a non-fullfilling sleep. If it happens only during a nap, no problem. If indeed it happens at night, you might be having some trouble getting adequate sleep. A night on a sleep laboratory might help solve the problem.
For me, I just pass out when I get home... for 20 hours non-stop sometimes!
IAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5 Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 763 times:
No snoring, but I have been aware that I grind my teeth and chomp. Its my anti-teabagging defense. I wear a mouthpiece over my lower teeth that keeps me from wearing my teeth down. My grinding has contributed to vertigo and migrane headaches, which have just about stopped since I got the mouth guard.
I've also awakened while talking in my sleep, which is weird. In high school, I had a Soviet and Confederate battle flag tacked to my ceiling. I recall one morning where I woke during a conversation with the hammer and sickle.
Pelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2530 posts, RR: 8 Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 759 times:
Quoting AndesSMF (Thread starter): I am sleeping, and while asleep I actually notice that I am snoring. Then shortly after I wake up. From this, I have been able to imitate quite well the times that I know, since I am aware enough to realize how my body snores.
It sometimes happens to me, too. I've never cared, but indeed it's weird.