snoring a serious problem
If your partner’s snoring ruins your sleep, the answer may not be separate bedrooms. Your partner may need to see a doctor. Snoring may signal a life-threatening condition.
People who snore loudly may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which breathing is disrupted during sleep for short periods. Sleep apnea can be caused by enlarged tonsils or adenoids or by a disturbance of the central nervous system.
You need to take this condition seriously, because sleep apnea can sometimes bring on a stroke or heart attack.
Most people with sleep apnea are overweight. Weight loss helps some people but not everyone. Thin people snore too. Alcohol and sedatives can make the condition worse. They reduce the resting tone of the muscles at the back of the throat increasing the likelihood of snoring. People who don’t normally snore will snore after drinking alcohol.
Allergens in the bedroom or in the pillow may contribute to snoring. When did you last dust the ceiling fan? Replace your pillow? If you feel fine during the day but obstructed at night, these may just be the causes. Keeping the nasal passages open are also helpful. Rinsing your nose with salt water helps to keep the nasal passages open.
If someone has told you that you snore loudly, see your doctor. You don’t want to take this problem lightly.