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Sleep. We all want it. We all need it. We all have things that muck it up. Neighborhood dogs, sirens, car alarms, loud obnoxious motorcycles at 3 am. And far too often, it’s our favorite people on the planet. Our family.
TheBoy, age 7, sometimes wakes up from a bad dream. Nothing major needed here. A hug with a “There, there,” and walk back to bed with a tuck in, done. Maybe a stop by the bathroom, just to be safe (preventing another wake up 5 minutes later).
TheGirl, age 6 months, will just fidget a little too much in her crib and I’ve got to check on her. Sometimes, an uncomfortable diaper needs changing. Often, her late night milk cravings get so unbearable that she screams! TheGirl takes a bit more time and effort on our part to be comforted back to sleep, but once she’s out, I’ll get a few hours to myself.
And then, there is TheirMother, aged well, like a fine wine. With the “mouth breathing” sounds of mighty lumberjacks attacking a 90 year old red oak with an antique two man crosscut saw. The techniques used to put an end to such noise vary from a little bed shake, a touch on the shoulder, to a full on shove over, wake up, roll over before I smother you with a pillow! I mean, yea, my children lived in her, but I need to sleep!
I try not to get upset with any of them. It’s not their fault. Nobody does it on purpose. But that doesn’t mean it’s not annoying. The only one I can control is the tree sawing sounds of nasal congestion coming from TheirMother. Breathe Right® hooked us up with a few samples of their sensitive skin strips, as well as their lavender scented strips.
Applying a strip is easy. After washing her face, she simply peels off the paper exposing the adhesive, positions the strip below the bridge and above her nostrils and sticks it to her nose. It’s that easy, and the trees of Forest Slumber are safe for the night.
(ProTip: Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to apply a Breathe Right strip to a sleeping spouse. It may seem like a good idea in a sleep deprived deranged state of mind, but it’s not. You’ll think, “I’m helping! She needs to breathe easier so she’ll get better sleep and feel refreshed in the morning.” No. Just don’t.)
Disclosure: No, I didn’t really attempt to put a strip on her nose while she was sleeping. But I thought about it.