Forget chocolate and flowers – perhaps what your partner really wants is the gift of a good night’s sleep.
If you’re a snorer, the chances are that you don’t need to be diagnosed to be aware of it – your partner has probably brought it to your attention on more than one occasion! Let’s face it: a snoring symphony that leaves you restless all night—and as a result, exhausted during the day—is hardly a turn on.
The reality of the matter is, snoring can have a serious impact on a relationship1. If your partner is forced to take refuge in a separate room, perhaps you’re both suffering a little too much from your undesirable night-time noises.
If this sounds familiar, don’t lose anymore sleep over the problem. You aren’t alone. In fact each night, about 15 per cent of Australians snore most of their night away2.
People who are heavy snorers might not even realise that they have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a common sleep disorder. OSA is a condition that causes interruptions in breathing during sleep. Although the snorer might not be aware of it, it can sound like someone is choking or gasping for air and can be extremely alarming for the bedtime partner3.
The good news is there are plenty of solutions available and you still have time to score some serious brownie points with your partner in time for a memorable night on February 14!
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So, how can I stop hitting the ‘snooze’ button on my love life?
It’s often said that ‘if you snooze, you lose.’
There might some truth to the saying, with studies showing that sleep deprived men and women report problems with intimacy4.
Thankfully, it’s easy to get that winning feeling back in time for the most romantic day of the year. There are a range of solutions available, with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy being considered the “Gold Standard” in treatment. It’s a proven, safe treatment which involves wearing an air pump and mask joined by a tube while you sleep.
This form of therapy is a steadfast way getting some silent shut-eye and could even prove to be the key to restoring your relationship. In fact, you can rest assured knowing that sleep apnea patients treated with CPAP find they are less fatigued and experience an increase in intimacy.
Are there other ways to beat the bedroom blues?
If wearing a mask or using a machine sounds too intimidating, there is a wide range of alternative solutions available. Why not try Theravent Therapy — a non-invasive treatment options consisting of nasal stickers which simply uses your own breath to help keep your airway open.
Or help change your sleep position and get off your back by using a Side Sleeping Aid such as the Night Shift Repositioner specifically designed to help you sleep on your side and prevent snoring by opening up your airways.
Any action you take is a step in the right direction
No matter which option you choose, each provides the opportunity to take the simple step of getting your night-time routine back on the right track in time for Valentine’s Day.
Not only will the present of a good night’s rest improve your relationship, but its long-lasting benefits will be a gift for your own health and wellbeing too.
If you are already using some of the treatment options mention in this article - great going! We are always available to help make any adjustments to help improve your therapy. Should you ever need some help, simply get in touch with us!