We've always known sleep was important to our daily lives. Who hasn't had too little sleep and felt rundown and terrible the next day? NNow scientist are learning that elack of slack may contribute to the development of Alzheimers, dementia and other brain diseases NPR reported on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Let alone how it damages your ability to function and even interest in having sex. So what can you do if your significant other's snoring is causing you sleepless nights?
Here's some questions you can answer to try to get some good sleep.
- Does your S.O. sleep on his/her back? That can make snoring worsen as well. Laying on his/her side may help to alleviate the problem. There's props you can buy to help your S.O. stay on his/her side while sleeping.
- Is your S.O. overweight? Too much weight can cause snoring to worsen, so even losing a little weight can help. And exercise can help your S.O. to snore less at night as well.
- Does your S.O. have a drink or two before bed? Having drinks before bed though relaxing can cause snoring to worsen and even interrupt the sleep cycle.
- Is it too dry in your place? Maybe you need to simply invest in a humidifier. They are pretty cost effective and help to moisten the air.
- It's that time of year, has your S.O. developed allergies? In addition to snoring your S.O. may also be suffering from these allergy symptoms according to Dr. Robb at MSN Healthy Living. According to him the duration of allergies is much longer than the common cold. Here are a list of symptoms for allegies:
- Frequent sneezing
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Temporary loss of smell due to the constant runny nose
- Postnasal drip with coughing
- Itchy nose and throat
- Itchy, runny and burning eyes
- Allergic conjunctivitis (inflammation along the lids causing redness and even crusting)
- Dark circles under the eyes caused by increased blood flow to the sinuses
- Asthma, which may cause coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.
6. Is your S.O. suffering from some type of sleeping disorder? With help from his/her physician or even a sleep specialist, there may be a diagnosis of sleep apnea or a nasal obstruction.
Of course in the meantime, you may want to buy some ear plugs while you're narrowing down the cause of the snoring. Good luck in your pursuit of restful sleep.