We all need and deserve a good night sleep. That can be difficult when our sleeping partner snores. Without communicating and coming up with a plan together, snoring can come between the two of you. Lack- of- sleep-grumpiness, resentment building up, frustration and blame- these are not things that support a home environment of harmony, love, peace, and restful sleep.
So, what do you do (or not do)?
1. Talk to your partner about his or her snoring. Don’t kick them or yell at them in the middle of the night…(as much as you may want to).
2. Don’t leave the bedroom huffing and silently resenting your partner- you need a plan…
3.Research your options.. Consult with your doctor, sleep specialist, or dentist.
4. Until you find out what works, buy some earplugs and if they don’t work…
5. Decide ahead of time that when the snoring starts up one of you goes into another bedroom or couch, etc. No hard feelings. You both need your sleep.
The key for peace and a good night sleep for you both is communicating and having a plan. Do not harbor resentment which is so toxic for any relationship.
Good night and good luck!