Snoring is incredibly common. With the statistics showing that 1 in 4 people snore, it’s likely that you’ll sleep in the same room or next door to a snorer at some point in your life. However, if your partner snores, this can have a negative effect on your health and even your relationship. So what can you do to help your partner have a silent night?
Start by having a conversation. Especially if this is a new relationship, it’s a good idea to get a sense of what the person is feeling. It may be that he or she simply isn’t aware that they snore, or if they are aware, they may not understand to what extent it’s affecting their sleep. Some snorers are fully aware that they snore but find it an embarrassing subject to talk about.
Change your sleeping position
It’s also a good idea to look at the position your partner sleeps in. Sleeping on your side or stomach is a good way to prevent snoring, so ask your partner to ‘train’ themselves to not sleep on their back. There are various different ways of doing this, from sewing a tennis ball into the back of their pyjamas to propping up pillows behind them to stop them from rolling over.
Is my partner’s health affecting his or her snoring?
Snoring can also be caused by diet. Drinking alcohol before bed, for example, may lead to snoring. Spicy food has also been found to be a contributing factor, so is being overweight. It’s also worth bearing in mind that smoking affects tissue in the nose which can make it harder to breathe. So if your partner is a smoker, this may be a reason why they snore.
Do we need to visit a doctor about my partners snoring?
Sometimes snoring can be a sign of more serious problems. Find out if you should visit your GP in this article.
What products will help my partner to stop snoring?
Find out whether your partner has ever tried any remedies for their snoring in the past. If not, there are several options you can try. Clearing your nasal passage helps you breathe better at night. Discover more products that can really help you stop snoring here.
But, before a visit to the GP, try and figure out the reason why your partner snores. Once you’ve done this, you can work together to figure out a way to help you both get a sounder night’s sleep.
For more information and advice about snoring and other sleep issues, visit the SlumberSlumber sleep clinic.