I'd like to construct a sentence, but I just can't decide if it's incorrect, or correct.
The sentence is
If you wouldn't remind me to breathe, I would be dead for years.
It's a part of a conversation, where person A often acts like person B's walking conscience, and person B is quite annoyed by that, so he sarcastically says that if he wouldn't be reminded to breathe, he'd already be dead, mocking person A for his motherlike reminders, which person B doesn't think necessary.
"If you didn't remind to breathe, I would be dead for years" sounds quite off to me, but since I'm not a native speaker, obviously I can be mistaken and that's why I'd like to ask for help.
Please help me out, I feel so uncertain.