I was wondering if the phrase 鼻をぐずぐずいわせる(to sniffle) could be used to describe someone snorting in his/her sleep.
The scene I'm reading is describing a mother crying by her dead husband, while her son is sitting in a corner of the room.
-- (...) I cut a long part of the text describing the mother --
-- (...) once again, I cut a long part of the text describing the mother --
Given the 2 first sentences, I get the sense that the little boy finally fell asleep and is snorting but I'm afraid I might be misunderstanding.
Is he perhaps "sniffling"because he's crying ?
Thanks a lot for your help !