Although snoring is often depicted as a humorous sound that your body can make, it’s often a sign of an underlying health problem like sleep apnea. It might look funny to see someone snoring on TV, but in real life, snoring can make a huge impact on relationships. Imagine trying to fall asleep and your partner is lying there snoring loudly. If you’re a light sleeper, you’re probably not going to get much sleep that night. If the snoring continues night after night, you’re going to feel sleep deprived and your irritability will begin to rub off on your relationship.
On the flip side, if you’re the snorer, you might be suffering from untreated sleep apnea. As a result, you’re also not getting a good night of sleep. You might also have a few health problems such as fatigue and sexual dysfunction. Your partner also might seem upset with you for snoring but you can’t help it.
Combine all of these factors with the irritability from not sleeping well and you’ve got the perfect combination for a rocky and sexless relationship.
Neither party is getting a good night of sleep and as a result, the relationship will suffer. So how can you save your relationship? Treat the source of the problem—snoring.