Around 40 million Americans snore—or struggle to get a good night’s sleep.
What’s worse, they’re disturbing their partner’s sleep as well.
Did you know that snoring is the 3rd most common cause of divorce in the US?
In the UK, one third of all couples admit they sleep apart because of snoring; it has become a permanent solution to a solvable problem. But sleeping apart isn’t healthy in a relationship. It can lead to resentment and a lack of intimacy and you risk no longer feeling connected as a couple.
When one bed partner snores, the other usually wakes exhausted and feels fatigued throughout the day. This can cause irritability, mood swings, a lack of concentration, slower reflexes, impaired cognitive function—even falling asleep behind the wheel.
Worse yet, poor sleep is linked to heart disease and diabetes. If you snore, you’re risking lung dysfunction and stroke, particularly if your snoring is caused by sleep apnea.
Snoring is caused by a physical obstruction, usually in the upper airway. If you or your partner snores, seek help from an ear, nose and throat specialist.
There are non-intrusive procedures that can be done in your provider’s office that don’t involve a cumbersome nighttime mask and machine.
Remember, your relationship is worth the trouble it takes to fix your sleep problems!
Try these simple changes to see if they’ll solve your snoring problems; if not, see your healthcare provider.
Practice good sleep habits and see your care provider if these tips don’t find you waking rested.