Snoring has probably led to a few divorces. At the least, it causes friction within a relationship, or leads to sleeping in separate bedrooms. Few things in life are as annoying as being robbed of sleep by a noisy bed partner. Even though the snorer has no voluntary control over their nocturnal noise making, it’s hard for a bedmate to avoid feelings of resentment and frustration, which create tensions in a relationship.
The solution isn’t accusation, but rather assistance and encouragement. There are certain things a person can do to lessen their chances of snoring, and once they understand how to mitigate the frequency and severity of their snoring, a caring partner will work with the snorer to ensure all possible precautions are taken. (You can read more about that under the section on Lifestyle Changes).
For some people, their physical makeup will predispose them to snoring, no matter what they do. In these cases, it is especially important for the snorer to be mindful of what their bed partner is going through, and to begin a discussion on possible solutions to their disruptive snoring. If snoring is causing you problems at home, ignoring the issue won’t make it go away. You owe it to yourself and your partner to find a cure that will silence this nightly nuisance. We can help, as the oral appliance therapies available throughcan greatly reduce or fully eliminate the sounds of snoring. Imagine that! A quiet night, productive sleep and a happier family are all positive side effects of treating your snoring and sleep apnea.