Is romance in the air with your partner? Or are you tired of their snoring driving a wedge in your relationship? Kicking them onto the sofa may be a great short-term solution, but there’s only so long you can do this before it sparks arguments. And that’s definitely something to avoid.
Why you should do something about your partner’s snoring
The longer that you avoid the problem, the more of a strain it’s going to put on your relationship. Snoring can affect you and your partner in the following ways:
- Physical intimacy disappears. If your partner has been shoved into the spare room or onto the sofa, then you’re losing that quality time with them by sharing a bed.
- Don’t let the resentment build. When you’ve had a bad night’s sleep repeatedly over a couple of days, your anger starts to build. Don’t let it boil over.
- Too tired to do anything. Without sleep, you’ll both feel too exhausted to spend time together doing activities that you’d usually enjoy.
How you can help your partner
There are many ways that you can support your partner and get to the root cause of their snoring. A good place to start is by looking at any lifestyle changes they may be able to make. Cutting down on alcohol, quitting cigarettes, and losing weight can all help ease snoring.
Factors like medication, menopause and pregnancy can also be reasons why someone might snore.
There are various snoring relief products that are designed to treat different types of snoring. Most people tend to fall into one of the following categories:
- Snoring with congestion. If your partner is snoring because their nose is blocked (or if they’re suffering from a cold/allergies), a Nasal Spray or Nasal Strips will work well for them.
- Everyday snoring. If they tend to sleep on their back and snore fairly loudly, a product targeting the back of the throat can help. Get them to try Throat Spray or Oral Strips.
- Loud snoring/obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). If your partner snores very loudly, or if they suffer from OSA, an Oral Device could be the best option. If you suspect they have OSA, you should encourage them to visit their doctor as soon as possible for treatment advice.
Not sure what type of snorer your partner is?
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The sooner you look into the cause and find a solution, the sooner you and your partner will see the benefits. Don’t spend Valentine’s Day sleeping apart – improve your sleep and your relationship tonight.