Don’t let snoring damage your relationship…Snoring can be very embarrassing, you may be the brunt of jokes at gatherings (Chinenye snores so loud that the house shakes).

Don’t get me wrong when I say I prefer to sleep with the radio on than sleep close to a snoring person. I am very tolerant but believe me snoring is so disturbing. Sleeping beside someone who snores can be annoying and frustrating, to say the least. The quality of your sleep is seriously compromised when sleeping beside someone with a snoring problem. Everyone knows the benefits of a good night sleep. While many people think that snoring is uncontrollable, that’s simply not the case. There are many things you can do to help reduce snoring. snoring can cause a rift in your relationship. No matter how much you love each other, lack of sleep or poor quality sleep from frequent snoring can strain a relationship as well as put your partner’s health at risk.
When snoring is a problem, relationship tension can grow in the following ways:
SLEEPING ALONE. If you or your partner snores, you might decide to sleep alone. That only makes for a lack of physical intimacy and a strained relationship. And if you’re the one snoring, you might feel lonely, isolated, and frustrated about something you feel you have no control over.
SNORING SPATS. It’s common to be irritable when lack of sleep is an issue. But try reining in your frustration. Remember, you want to attack the snoring problem not your sleep partner.
Partner resentment. When a non-snorer feels they do everything possible to sleep through the night (ear-plugs, noise-machines, etc.) but their partner does nothing to combat their own snoring, it can lead to resentment. Working as a team to find a snoring cure can prevent future fights.
If you value your relationship, make it your priority to find a snoring cure so you can both sleep soundly. Working together to stop snoring can even be an opportunity to improve the quality of your bond and become more deeply connected. . If you are looking to curb the night time noise (snoring) in your home, consider these tried and tested methods: 1. Avoid Alcohol
Drinking alcohol before bedtime relaxes the muscles in your face and throat. The relaxation interferes with breathing and makes you go into a deeper sleep. Once you are in a deep sleep, you are more likely to snore. If you really enjoy a glass of wine or a beer before bed, try consuming it at least an hour before you hit the hay.
2. Shower Before Bed
Taking a hot shower right before bed will help open the nasal passages and make breathing easier when you go to bed. Make the water as hot as possible so the steam clears out all of the passage ways. Some experts suggest rinsing your nose out with a saltwater rinse in the shower for even better relief.
3. Elevate Your Head
Many experts agree that raising your head 4 inches can help reduce snoring. This position makes breathing easier and forces your tongue and jaw to drop downwards instead back into your throat. For a temporary solution, consider adding an extra pillow on top of the one you use now. If you notice an improvement, there are specially designed pillows available to keep your head in the right position during the night.
4. Sleep on Your Side
Many people have a hard time sleeping on their side but, if you can get a restful night sleep in this position, it can really help to eliminate snoring. Sleeping on your back makes your tongue drop back into your throat which blocks your breathing and makes snoring more common. Keep your airway clear by sleeping on your side.
5. Lose Weight
This may seem like a difficult task but heavier individuals are more prone to snoring. If you can lose the weight, you might lose the snoring as well. Experts say that losing even a little bit of weight can reduce fatty tissue in the back of the throat which will help clear your airways and ease your breathing.
6. Stay Hydrated
Drinking plenty of water throughout the day (and especially right before bed) can work wonders on reducing snoring. Secretions in your nose become stickier when you’re not hydrated properly, making you more susceptible to snoring.  How much water is enough? The Institute of Medicine reveals that healthy women should consume 11 cups of water a day (this includes water from all foods and beverages) and men should consume 16 cups.
7. Try Throat Exercises
Dedicating 30 minutes a day to throat exercises will have a significant impact on the frequency of your snoring. One exercise is saying each vowel (a-e-i-o-u) out loud several times. Another is placing the tip of your tongue behind your top teeth and sliding your tongue backwards for 3 minutes a day. Opening your mouth and moving your jaw to the left and right and holding on each side for 30 seconds will also help to reduce snoring.
8. Don’t Overwork Yourself
Do you notice your snoring is louder or more frequent when you are stressed out or overworked? This is because (similar to alcohol) your body and mind are exhausted when you hit the bed at night, forcing you to go into a deep sleep. Once you’re in a deep sleep, the chances of snoring increase considerably. Try and refrain from working crazy hours or playing sports/exercising right before bed. Snoring can be very embarrassing, you may be the brunt of jokes at gatherings (Chinenye snores so loud that the house shakes). Snoring has a lot of implications. For one, a snoring spouse often keeps the other person from a good night’s sleep, which can eventually lead to separate bedrooms. Snoring can create real problems in a marriage/ relationship. Not only is snoring a nuisance, but 75% of people who snore have obstructive sleep apnea (when breathing is disrupted during sleep for short periods), which increases the risk of developing heart disease. So friends, please do yourselves good by doing things that will reduce the way you snore if not get rid of it entirely.
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12 comments

  1. Thanks ƒσя d tips ma’am.. Another good piece.. Just had a difficult night trying to stop my jnr brother from snoring so loud, not funny @all… i just have 2 leave d room ƒσя him… But what can i say?? It could be anybody, so thanks ƒσя the tips once again.. Ride on!!!

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