How to stop snoring from breaking your relationship

As love blossoms from a common friendship to a long term acquaintance, its blind face slowly gains sight and the two love birds begin to peep into each other’s dark sides. You get to know that he or she is a snorer and you can’t sleep a bit. In long nights and a lonely bed you watch as he or she changes snoring sounds, deep asleep.

Sharing a bed with a snoring partner can be a disturbing experience. More so, many snorers may sleep without any interruptions, leaving their bed mates disturbed through out the night. We all agree that sleep is important to human health and nobody wants to have it interrupted after every other night. No wonder snoring is reportedly rising to be a major problem and a threat to bliss in many relationships.

  • What is snoring?

Snoring is an unpleasant sound produced by breathing during deep sleep. The muscles controlling the tongue, pharynx and palate relax as one deeply sleeps leading to narrowed airways. This creates vibration of the soft tissue around the throat as the person breathes.

Common causes of snoring.

  • Medications

Some medications may cause deep sleeping thereby causing the palate, tongue and pharynx muscles to over relax.

  • Sleep disorders.

The most common disruption of sleep or lack of it is a condition known as insomnia. A person suffering from such disruptions also suffer from excessive sleep condition known as hypersomnia, which may trigger snoring.

  • Smoking.

Apart from many other conditions like heart related disease and cancers, smoking causes respiratory complications, which may lead to snoring problems.

  • Alcohol.

Just like with some medications as described above, alcohol makes the muscles around the mouth to over relax and may as well lead to snoring.

  • Allergies.

Inhalant allergens such as pollen, hay, or dust may lead to airborne allergies like hay fever that affects the nasal passages.

  • Being overweight.

Fatty tissues may affect the proper movement of muscles around the throat contribute to snoring.

  • Sleeping posture.

Many people adopt to diverse sleeping postures, some of which may hinder free muscle movement around the throat resulting to snoring.

Well, having looked into these common causes, it’s now easy to identify the cause of this problem. It’s advisable to seek medical attention where the cause is medical related, check your lifestyle or a sleeping posture.

Sleeping in separate bedrooms may not be a good solution for this problem. Meanwhile if your spouse is a snorer, let him or her understand your concerns with love and help them to seek help for a better, happier relationship.

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