Sleep & Relationships

 6 Things only those who live with a snorer will understand

 Some people liken it to the noise of a train. Others, to a chainsaw. Some to an unworldly beast that destroys sleep with one swift snort. Regardless of how it’s described, many are in agreement that living with a snorer can leave them at their wits’ end.

 Here are 6 things that only those who live with a snorer will understand:

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 It’s a race.

Unless your other half gives you a tactical ‘head start’, it’s a desperate race to get to sleep. Never has getting to sleep before ‘the noise’ starts been more important to you. Especially when you’re sleep-deprived from the night before.

 

You need restraint.

The amount of times you’ve envisioned the sweet silence as you clamp a pillow over the snorer’s face is more numerous than the decent nights’ sleep you’ve gotten. You have, in the past, resorted to pinching, shouting, nudging and other mild forms of violence, but you’re a hair’s breadth away from getting issued with ABH.

 

Not the alcohol!

Smelling alcohol’s pungent scent on your snorer’s breathe is enough to make you cry into your pillow. You know that a pint or two of beer is enough to ramp up the noise a decibel or two and no matter how fancy your earplugs are, they’ll cut right through it.

 

Hate. A powerful emotion.

Most people associate sleep with relaxation and calm. Not you. Your whole body tenses when you think of bedtime and that’s before the waves of hate start. Whether you’re woken up mid-sleep by a hearty snore or you’ve not managed to get to sleep in the first place, many thoughts run riot through your head; “why are they doing this to me? Why don’t they get it sorted? Why is it me who’s affected?” to… “How dare they sleep whilst I’m away. How dare they do this to me. I hate them so much!”

 It’s a feeling that works you up until you’re seeing red and regardless of whether the snoring’s stopped or not, there’s no chance of falling asleep with all that rage in you!

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Earplugs are your best friend.

And you’ve tried them all. You’ve even got spares. God forbid they go missing or roll off the side table and under the bed. These are worth more to you than gold. Only at night, of course.

 

Snoring has special powers.

And not a good one. It has the strength to creep into your room and your head, even if you’re two doors away. Have you snuck downstairs to the sofa? You can still hear it. Not loudly, but enough to stop you sleeping. Maybe you’ve got your trusty earplugs in – they’re helping, but only marginally. If you listen carefully (and you do), there’s still a faint outline of a snore. AGH.

 From a serious point of view, however, snoring is a big issue for those in a relationship with a snorer. In 2001, 65,000 divorces were granted on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour. Along with adultery, unreasonable behaviour is one way to get a divorce granted without the need for 2 years separation. However, out of those 65,000 divorces, at the number one spot for reasons cited, SNORING was number one. ‘Not enough sex’ and ‘too much sex’ followed.

 It’s easy to see how snoring gains this unfortunate status; if the snorer gives the snoree (for want of a better word) a headstart and goes to bed later then this can hugely impact the intimate physical and emotional moments a couple would normally have before they sleep; there’s no chance to cuddle or discuss the day’s happenings – an important part of bringing couples closer together. If the snorer sleeps elsewhere, this creates a physical distance as well as an emotional one and this can make couples feel less appreciative of each other and can enhance feelings of selfishness.

 There’s also the disrupted sleep – snoring interferes with quality and quantity of sleep, leaving both snorer and snoree feeling ill-tempered, grumpy, resentful and irritable.

 And don’t forget about the snorer – they can feel embarrassed and ashamed and this can manifest as anger. After all, they’re not doing it on purpose.

 Sounds like a recipe for disaster for any relationship, right?

 So what to do about snoring?

There are a great many ways to help prevent snoring, the first being seeing a doctor, as snoring can often be a sign of ill-health. However, there are more immediate solutions available also, including Asonor, an innovative, award-winning nasal spray that can stop snoring instantly. Since its launch, it’s helped up to 75% of snorers get relief and a better night’s sleep (and their other halves!). It works by tightening the muscles around the throat so they remain more open.

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