If you have any of these habits while sleeping, immediately change before your partner leaves you for another
Snoring is more common in men, older people, and being overweight or obese. Snoring doesn’t just disrupt other people’s sleep, but it might also be a sign of sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder.
How to solve: Consider using nasal strips or decongestants to improve airflow through the nose. Avoid sleeping on your back, which actually makes snoring worse. Alcohol also won’t help, so go easy on the booze before bedtime. If you’re not the snorer, use a white noise machine or earplugs. Placing a pillow in between you and your partner may also help.
2. Bedtime Television
Falling asleep while you watch the television is associated with sleep debt. However, some people need background noise to fall asleep. The light and sound, unfortunately, can be a roadblock for a person who needs peace and quiet.
How to solve: Use the sleep timer to your advantage. Set it for 30 minutes and turn the brightness and volume down. If you’re the one who gets distracted by light, slip into a sleep mask.
3. Temperature Preferences
Sleeping in a cool room is typically more comfortable. However, everyone’s body is different. What happens when one person is shivering (or sweating buckets) and the other feels just fine?1
How to solve: Keep in mind that it’s easier to get warm than cool off. If you’re always chilly, wear socks or an extra sweater. You can even lay on top of a heating pad or use a heated blanket. If you’re always warm, set up a fan nearby. Use a thin top sheet and let your feet stick out to help the body cool down.
4. Different Wake-Up Times
Not everyone works a 9 to 5 job. It’s not uncommon to have different schedules these days! Plus, some people just like to get up early, something many night owls would never dream of. A blaring alarm clock can easily wake up both people. It’s even worse when the snooze button is hit over and over and over. Little things like opening closets and turning on lights can be super disruptive.
How to solve: Get a vibrating alarm clock to slip into a pillow. To make it personal, you can get it in the form of a watch. This way, the alarm won’t cause a full-on wake-up call. Nighttime prep will also make a huge difference. For example, set out your clothes so you’re not opening the creaky closet door. Getting dressed will be a breeze and your partner can snooze in peace.