It’s a scene so familiar that we can all relate to and one that takes places in bedrooms all over the world every night. Two people in bed, one asleep and snoring like a lion; the other, wide awake, and unhappy.
Sooner or later, someone is sleeping in another part of the house. I heard that something like 40% of all custom homes built in the US today have SEPARATE master bedrooms. Really? There’s even a medical diagnosis for the bed partner of a loud snorer: spousal arousal syndrome. Not what you think it might be in this case!
Successful marriages have many things in common, not the least of which is each partner gets a good night’s rest. Sleep deprivation makes us all more irritable and certainly less tolerant of the idiosyncrasies of our partner. Not only are serious health problems associated with sleep disorders, but couples who have to deal with snoring and its evil cousin sleep apnea, encounter a higher divorce rate. Because both partners are sleep deprived, you experience an increase in conflict and tension which results in a strain on the marriage. The secret to a successful marriage may very well be a good night’s sleep.
If you are the snorer, likely you don’t realize the damage your snoring is wreaking on your relationship. Perhaps you recognize the toll it’s taking on you (preventing you from getting a good and restful night of sleep), but you don’t understand the turmoil you are putting your bed partner through.
Snoring is often laughed off as a joke, but the breakdown of your relationships is no laughing matter. It accumulates to the point where both of you can’t take the disrupted sleep and the subsequent emotional toll on your body. Snoring and sleep apnea affect more than just your partner. Relationships beyond your bedroom walls are being compromised as well.
Changes in your personality are observed by friends, family members, and colleagues. A simple conversation can take an instant turn, resulting in your frustration, impatience and intolerance with others. Lack of sleep turns us all into that person that people just don’t want to be around. “Don’t be that guy”, as the commercial suggests. Get some rest with a dental device from Dr. D.