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Useful thoughts from Amy. PMS is a possibility - does she recognize that there is some problem, or is it only you who are troubled by it ?
While its true that we may have relaively limited control over how we feel, we DO have control over how we choose to behave about how we feel.
It'd be worth checking on the issue of your breahing patterns when you sleep. These can be significant without you necessarily being at all aware of it. And yes, post-nasal drip or mild allergic stuffiness, or adenoids or various causes may lead to noisy breathing and snoring which can be awful for anyone sharing your bed ( and each has their own potential solution ). Sometimes if you tend to sleep mainly on your back, and noisy then, sewing something had like a tennis ball or cotton reel in the middle of the back of your pyjama jacket or equivalent, can help, as when you roll onto your back it then becomes so uncomfortably that you tend to roll back, more silently, onto your side.
Another possibility, which you might want to check on ( and pleasantly, when she's in one of her better moods, ask your wife about the PATTERN of your noisy breathing at night ) - you may have Paroxysmal Nocturla Dyspnoea or a similar condition, in which your breathing tends to get louder and louder - followed by a silence when you actually stop breathing altogether for maybe a minute or so, then resume breathing noisily. This can cause problems for you, and again, there are various useful remedies for that.
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