Snoring Partner| Is that loud, snoring, grizzly bear sleeping next to you waking up refreshed and you’re waking up ohhhhh sooooooo tired?
Grrrrrrrrrr …. I mean seriously, how can you honestly expect to have a restful, recharging, nourishing and refreshing sleep when you are sleeping next to a loud, freight train!
Its nuts. I know. I know it’s not your partners fault and you love them to bits… But every guy and gal needs a solid nights sleep (and that doesn’t only refer to the grizzly bear next to you), it means YOU!!
Ok so here are the stats: Approx 90 million Americans snore, 37 snore in regular periods1 (The National Sleep Foundation http://www.sleepfoundation.org/article/sleep-related-problems/snoring-and-sleep. And in 2001 the survey showed that 1 in 10 married couples sleep in separate beds if one partner is a snoring partner.
So what is snoring exactly: Snoring is making your respiratory system work overtime. While your muscles at the back of your throat try to relax, your diaphragm is pumping away. The relaxation of your throat cuts down airflow and the uvula vibrates causing snoring.
Some tips that may stop your partner from snoring may be:
- Lose a few pounds… Carrying excess weight makes your body work overtime, shaving off those pounds will help ease the muscle strain
- Avoid sleeping on your back
- Avoid heavy meals before bed
- Stop smoking cigarettes
- Avoid alcohol close to bed time
- Seek medical treatment if there are allergies or breathing issues. Also check if there are any specific airway obstructions such as: large tonsils or adenoids, polyps, deviated nasal septum.
- And if non of these things work, put a pillow between you and your partner (to block out the noise)
If you have more tips on helping that grizzly bear stop snoring, then share your comments below: