Friday, July 3, 2015

Does Your Partner Keep You Awake At Night?

This post is sponsored by RANA. All opinions belong to Tales of Mommyhood and your opinion/experience may vary

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Does the picture above seem familiar to you? One person exhausted but unable to sleep as a result of their partner's incessant snoring.  It may surprise you to find out that 1 in 4 North American couples sleep in separate bedrooms - often due to one partners snoring.  Snoring can be extremely annoying to your spouse by keeping them from falling asleep or waking them up during the night.  While it may seem harmless, snoring could be caused by an underlying health issue - 76% of people that snore are affected by Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea actually causes you to stop breathing (often for 10-30 seconds per episode) until the brain reacts to the problem - and you end up gasping for breath.  OSA can leave you (and your loved ones) feeling tired and irritable, and you may even notice you are falling asleep during the day.
You can learn more about OSA on the RANA website, and they even have a quiz you can take.  If you or your loved one is a heavy snorer, then you should consider mentioning it to your physician and see about being tested. It may help you and your family get more sleep, AND get your health on the right track.


  1. Nope not any more, not since the divorce and it wasn't because of his snoring, which was especially bad after drinks.

  2. My partner's snoring definitely keeps me up some nights but I'm thankful it isn't every night.


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