You know that loud sound that sometimes wakes you up from your slumber in the middle of the night? We aren’t referring to the dogs barking, kids crying or TV blaring. No, we’re talking about the sound of your partner snoring! Snoring is a common, and sometimes annoying problem that effects approximately 90 million American adults. Snoring can cause disruptions in both your sleep and the sleep of your partner. As annoying as snoring can be, it can usually be treated, which means better sleep for the whole family!
Snoring can be caused by several things such as aging, abnormalities of the nose and throat, a deviated septum, sleeping on your back and more. Not to mention, occasional snoring can be caused by allergies or a cold due to the inability to breathe at night.
According to the Sleep Foundation, snoring “can lead to fragmented and un-refreshing sleep which translates into poor daytime function.” If you’re consistently waking up with headaches, not feeling rested or waking up at night feeling confused, you may want to check with your doctor to see if there are treatments available for your snoring. There are also at-home remedies available to help you cope with your snoring such as losing weight, avoiding alcohol and heavy meals before bed and sleeping on your side. For a more complete list, click here!
Sleep should be refreshing and something you look forward to at the end of the day. There is nothing better than crawling into your warm, cozy bed at the end of a long day, unless of course your partner snores. If you’re someone whose sleep is often disrupted due to snoring, either by you or your partner, you might try a Yogabed in the guest room, it’s a lot comfier than the couch!