How to Sleep with a Snorer

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Many couples come to the conclusion that moving in together is a logical choice in order to save money and spend more time together. While those are both great benefits of living with your significant other, making that move can bring about some unexpected situations. For example, what do you do when your significant other snores, like, a lot?

According to the National Sleep Foundation, snoring affects 90 million American adults, so it’s likely that you or someone you know may encounter this problem if you haven’t already. Luckily, there’s a variety of ways to deal with your partner’s noise making when you’re at your wit’s end.

Plug it up with an old school approach
If you’re a heavy sleeper, and if the snoring isn’t that loud, classic plastic or foam ear plugs could be all you need to drown out the commotion. There’s a couple things to think about here. First, ear plugs can be quite uncomfortable for some people, but it’s a small invest that’s worth trying at least once. Secondly, for those who do choose to wear them, it may be more difficult to hear other things like the telephone ringing or a knock at the door. Either way, you’ve got nothing to lose, and it could be the answer to your sleepless nights!

Stream until your heart’s content
Surely your phone or tablet has a music streaming app whether it be iTunes, Pandora or Spotify. Plug in your ear buds and crank up your favorite album or station to drown out your partner’s snoring, letting a few songs put you to sleep. If you find that listening to upbeat, fast-paced tunes doesn’t help, try opting for slow ballads, opera, instrumental medleys or nature-inspired tracks like ocean waves.

Walk away
If ear plugs and music aren’t enough to eliminate your partner’s self-made music, you might finally get some shut eye by sleeping elsewhere. If you have an extra bedroom or a comfy couch, that could be the answer… at least temporarily. Sleeping in another room will not only earn you the sleep you need, it can actually help your relationship because you won’t resent your partner due to their snoring interrupting your rest.

Get help
Another way to approach the situation is to attempt to put an end to it. While sleeping aides such as nasal strips and over-the-counter pills might help for the time being, it might be smarter to go a little further. Why? Because snoring can often be a sign of a larger issue at hand. Sleep apnea, heart disease, depression and obesity are all health problems whose risk factors include severe snoring. Having your partner evaluated by a doctor could help to avoid more serious health problems in the future.

Finally, remember to stay calm if your partner snores loudly or excessively. Snoring is a medical condition–one that cannot be controlled. Your partner’s snoring is not an attempt to purposely annoy you. Really.

Related articles:
Preparing to Move In with Your Significant Other
Create a Cohesive His and Her Space
Figuring Out Finances When Moving In with Significant Other
Renting an Apartment When Your Partner Has Poor Credit
Disadvantages to Moving In with Your Significant Other

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