Insomnia is a pain to have to deal with, but it’s worse when someone is snoring. Just as you’re sliding into dreamland, your husband lets loose with a snort that queers the deal. Or your wife starts up with her throaty rattling again. Or—more maddening still—the snore that jolts you awake comes out of your own mouth.
All it may take to stop snoring is a dental device worn at night. Insomniacs with snoring partners and people with mild to moderate sleep apnea: listen up.
Can this marriage be saved?
You: prone to insomnia and sensitive to noise. Cat fights and flushing toilets wake you up at night. Thunder jolts you awake to a pounding heart.
Your mate: considerate, generous, perfect in every way except one: snoring.
I see a lot of complaints in insomnia forums about snoring husbands and wives: “At night my wife morphs into a Mack truck!” “My husband’s snoring can shake the paint off the walls!”
Here’s how to contend with a snoring mate so that you, too, get a good night’s sleep.
Sleeping on the couch isn’t always a bad idea. Some insomnia sufferers are light sleepers prone to high-frequency brain activity even during the deeper stages of sleep, or so the experts say. We pick up on information in the environment that normal sleepers readily tune out.
The problem may be that there are disturbances in the bedroom itself.