Has your spouse been complaining about your snoring? And have you not been responding? We understand that it might seem to you that they’re blowing this whole situation out of proportion. But you have to take time to see if it from their perspective, and maybe you’ll understand how hurtful your inaction can be. Here are some of the messages you might be giving by refusing to get your snoring treated.
I Don’t Believe You
Maybe you’re not getting snoring treatment because you don’t think your spouse is really telling the truth of the situation. You might think you’re sleeping peacefully. How could you be snoring? After all, it’s not waking you up—how loud could it be?
If you’re not giving credit to your spouse’s complaints, you’re showing that you don’t trust them to be credible a witness of what’s going on at night, and instead you think they’re making it up, exaggerating, or imagining the whole thing.
I Don’t Care about You
Surely this isn’t what you mean, but if you’re essentially ignoring their pain, this is likely the message that they’re getting. If you really cared about them, you would take this small step to help them get better sleep at night.
Sleep deprivation is a form of torture, and if you’re really willing to torture them rather than get treatment for your snoring, then what else can they conclude but that you just don’t care.
I Don’t Care about Me
Not getting snoring is a clear sign that you don’t care about yourself. Snoring is a sign that you’re not sleeping properly–which can have many serious health effects in and of itself. Not only that, but it might be related to sleep apnea, which can be deadly.
Not getting your snoring treated is dangerously neglecting your health in a way that can significantly increase your risk of an early death.
You’re Not Worth the Trouble or Expense
Maybe your spouse knows that you care, but just how much could you care if you’re not willing to make a little effort? Getting treatment for your snoring isn’t that complicated, nor is it too expensive. Especially when you consider that the benefits could be literally life-saving for both of you.
But if you can’t be bothered to get your snoring treated, what does it say about your level of commitment that you’re more dedicated to your excuses than to them.
Show Them You Care
Just because the honeymoon’s over, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t keep showing your spouse how much they matter to you. One way to do that is by taking a simple step to ensure that you’re both sleeping better: get your snoring evaluated and treated. You’ll not only enjoy more peaceful nights, you’ll have happier days, too.