But sometimes people have a very creative response to their partner’s snoring.
That’s the case for one woman, who recorded her husband snoring and turned it into a dramatic 80s style theme song, then released it on numerous music platforms. It has achieved over 30,000 streams!
Unfortunately, even this creative response is not truly a solution to snoring and the potential health problems it masks.
Turning Snoring into Music
One of the first points of conflict about snoring is that one partner will likely contest that they don’t snore, while the other knows that they do. One way to resolve this conflict is to tape the snore and play it for the person who thinks they don’t snore.
This isn’t as successful a strategy as many people think. While it seems to give incontrovertible evidence, it also creates an adversarial relationship around the snoring, instead of one where people are working together to resolve the problem of snoring. This can make your partner ignore your complaints.
But, this strategy does have one advantage: it gives you the raw material for turning snoring into music. So in this case the wife, who goes by the handle “Duck Mischief” set the snoring to some basic electronic beats–hopefully using a classic Casio keyboard in true 80s style, which is about what it sounds like. Then she uploaded the “song” to numerous musical platforms: Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google, Amazon, Deezer, YouTube, and more. So far, she records that she’s gotten over 30,000 streams, which, she claims, makes Dave’s “the world’s most famous SNORE.”
Of course, this is an exaggeration. The most famous snore turned into music is probably the one by Peruvian actress Daniela Camaiora, who taped her husband’s snoring for over four years, then remixed it into a partial version of “Despacito”, which she calls “Ronquidito,” since “ronquido” means “snore” in Spanish. That “masterpiece” (the term isn’t entirely unearned here–it took a lot of work) has nearly 3 million views on YouTube. That’s a snore heard round the world.
Get Treatment for Snoring
While it’s fun to transform snoring into music, it’s not actually a productive approach to the problem. It’s clear from the plaque that Duck Mischief made that her husband still isn’t convinced he snores.
Instead, it’s better to talk to a snorer in a way that helps them see not just that they have a problem, but that you actually want to help them with their problem. In particular, it’s important to focus on the fact that you’re concerned about their health and their sleep, too. People who snore aren’t getting quality sleep–even if they don’t suffer from sleep apnea.