I too have asked my husband if he would prefer I stop breathing. We have slept in separate rooms for over ten years now as he cannot tolerate any sounds except his own. I can no longer eat anything while watching TV, even if I move to the other side of the room. I have taken to wearing cordless headphones to watch TV because he keeps the volume so low I can’t hear it. I bought him better Alpine ear plugs but he won’t use them. I think he feels he might miss something.