Sleep is essential, and having a partner to sleep with makes it fun. What doesn’t is when your partner snores, keeping you up. Or waking you during the night, as their breathing changes and gets louder, until you’re the one tossing and turning. Snoring doesn’t have to be something you simply suffer through, or a reason to give up sleeping in the same room as your significant other. There are some steps that might offer improvement for the quality of sleep you both get.
Allergies can narrow your airway as inflamed nasal passages constrict or become clogged with mucus. Pillows and bedding, either from the material in it or via the dust and dirt it might have picked up since the last time it was washed, can be a source for snoring. Clean up and consider changing the items more frequently, or for different ones.
Sleeping with the head raised up can make breathing easier, reducing the body’s need to snore. Another sleeping position that could help is side sleeping, which can help prevent the tongue from moving into a position where it partially obstructs the airway. And if all else fails, consider some aural cover to help mask the snoring; use a sound machine that muffles the snorts and groans of the snoring partner.
If your partner is keeping you awake with snoring, help you both get a good night’s sleep. #HealthStatus
- 1Pillows are often a common problem because allergies sometimes cause snoring to be worse.
- 2If you roll your partner over sometimes this will help to relieve the snoring.
- 3The angle of you body has a lot to do with your snoring. Sometimes a simple angle change can make a difference in sound.
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