Coping With a Snoring Spouse

Snoring as simple as it sounds can pose a serious problem to the health of a relationship. Nobody would be happy to be waked up in the middle of the night by his/her spouse especially after a busy day.

For sure, sleep is sweet when it is done in a serene environment - quiet place. In the incidence of noise of any form, one cannot enjoy his or her sleep. Sleeping with a snoring spouse can be a disgusting experience. This is because the noise of the snoring spouse can wake the non-snoring spouse up in the night and he/she might find it hard to sleep again.

Snoring is one of the major problem in achieving intimacy between couples, because sleeping together can go a long way in achieving intimacy. But when one of the couples snores, the other finds it irritating to sleep in the same bed, or bedroom. Snoring isn't just a nuisance, says Dr. Adam Moscovitch, Medical Director of the Canadian Sleep Institute, which has offices in Calgary and Toronto.

Unfortunately, snoring is a common problem among humans. Two third of Canadian adults says they have a partner who snores, according to a national survey by Leger Marketing. In the survey, the non-snoring spouse reportd loosing 1-3 hours of sleep a night due to restless sleep.

A dominant tactics people adopts to reduce the impact of partner's snoring include poking, elbowing or kicking the snorer. But if that works at all, it is because the snorer momentarily wakes up. But does that solve the problem? Absolutely no! What then can a non-snoring couple do so as to maintain the same bedroom with his or her spouse?

Though there are many methods of handling this problem, this article will provide only four.
  1. Exercise: Notably, snoring is more common among fat people. To help the snoring spouse loose weight, encourage such a person to do exercise on regular basis. 
  2. Music: The non-snoring couple can adopt sleeping under the sound of music so as to douse the irritating noise from the snore.
  3. Medical Advice: The non-snoring couple can as well encourage his or her spouse to seek medical solution to the problem. Expertise advice can help the snoring couple avoid unconscious practices that encourages snoring.
  4. Separate rooms: This action should be applied after exhausting every other avenues of handling this issue. 
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