Learn To Share A Bed With A Snore And Keep Your Sanity
Having a good night sleep can sometimes be a challenge even when you are on your own. Imagine you have to share your bed with a partner that snores then you will be sleep deprived. Waking up grumpy, yawning all day long and feeling tired are only mild symptoms. Sleep deprivation can lead to some serious emotional impacts. There is a good reason sleep deprivation has been used as a form of torture in the past.
About 25 % of newlywed couples in America decide to sleep in separate bedrooms. This might be a temporary solution and partners will get their 8 hours sleep that they desperately need to function normally the next day. But as I said this is only a temporary solution which can take a toll on their bond and intimacy in the long run.
You end up staring at the ceiling
The number of adults that snore regularly is colossal. And, this gets even better, the snoring worsen with age. The airways are narrowed when a person sleeps so the snoring sound comes from the vibrations made while breathing. Even 75 % of people who snore have sleep apnea which increases the risk of developing some serious conditions like heart disease. There are a couple of things you can try which may help you stop snoring.
When you sleep on your back, the base of your tongue goes to the back wall of your throat, and this is causing a vibrating sound. In order to prevent this, a person should sleep on their side. There are body pillows which support the whole body and keep you sleeping on your side throughout the night. Or even better you can tap, for instance, tennis balls to the back of your pajamas and this will also prevent you from sleeping on your back.
if you gain weight especially around your neck area, it will squeeze the internal diameter of the throat. This triggers snoring, so our advice would be to lose weight. But unfortunately this does not help always, even thin person snore.
Alcohol makes snoring way worse because it reduces the resting tone of the muscles that are at the back of the throat. Even people who do not snore usually, they will after consuming alcohol.
If you are dehydrated, the secretion in your nose becomes stickier and as a result you snore more. Drink plenty of water during the day to have a good night sleep.
Change your pillows
The dust that accumulates in pillows can cause allergic reactions that lead to snoring. If you have pets sleeping in bed with you then you should replace your pillows every 6 months.
All in all, avoid alcohol, sleep on your side, have a glass of milk before bed or have a relaxing bath. These might be some simple things that you can do but after a while you will see that they can make a huge difference and reduce your snoring.
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