The Impact of Snoring on Relationships; Both Home and at Work
Snoring can put a huge strain on your relationships. If you suffer from sleep apnea and your bedroom is a cacophony of sound every night, it will take a toll on your partner.
A snoring problem if left untouched, not only creates tiredness but also frustration and resentment between couples.
The resentment is clear to understand. The non-snoring partner blames the other for disrupting their sleep, (while it seems that the one causing the disruption is blissfully unaware, enjoying their own restful slumber.)
The issue of the noise and the lack of sleep can also lead to a disruption in sexual and emotional intimacy.
In serious cases the relationship can break down enough to make couples sleep in different rooms, just so the long-suffering partner can actually get some sleep.
That’s a situation no loving partnership should find itself in.
Snoring and problems at work
Snoring can also cause issues at work. Obviously your colleagues will not suffer directly due to your sleep apnea, however they may suffer from your slide in performance and/or the change in your behavior.
A snorer very rarely enjoys deep sleep. The condition interferes with sleep quality and overall quantity, which in turn can impact our thinking skills and judgment while awake.
If you are in a demanding role at work, the lack of quality sleep will have a negative impact on your performance levels.
You might find yourself more stressed than you would otherwise be. Lack of sleep can make us irritable and short-tempered. This in turn makes it harder to empathize with others.
This make working in a team more difficult, both for you and the other members.
As in the relationships in your home life, you may find yourself unable to relate so well with those that you work with.
It also diminishes our ability to manage conflict. Which of course will also affect our interpersonal relationships both at home and at work.
And all from a problem that makes it difficult for you to breath quietly while you sleep.
Important to seek help
All of the above issues make it very important to seek a solution to a snoring based sleep problem.
So how can you go about remedying the situation?
Thankfully, if you are a sufferer (either the one with the snoring problem or the partner in bed) you are not alone.
Millions of people experience sleep apnea throughout their lives; and on both side of the suffering coin too.
Science and commerce has stepped in, in an attempt to help.
In 2018, there is a wide range of anti-snoring remedies available, (head here for our recent review round up of 5 of the best on the market); whether you opt for a mouth guard, anti-snoring pillow, nasal sprays or simply breathing exercises, there is a solution out there that will work for you.
And do not neglect your overall health too. Snoring has been linked to obesity as well as drinking and drug taking.
Use your goal to stop snoring as a way to tackle some of the vices that you may have that are only increasing those night-time symptoms.
Essentially, you need to put a stop to the snoring in anyway that you can. There is only one direction your own sleep patterns and that of your partner will take if it continues.
And that direction will have a detrimental impact on the way you are together. A tired couple is an unhappy couple.
As we have explored, it will also affect your levels of concentration at work and the way you get on with your colleagues.
Don’t let snoring have a negative impact on your life. Seek help today.