Snoring indeed harms the snorer’s health, but what about the non-snorer? I’ve always felt that snoring was a cruel joke to those of us who don’t snore. It can be a household affliction. What is a non-snorer supposed to do with a loud loved one?
The truth is, there is no easy answer. Nobody wants to hear that they sound like a freight train in the dead of night. Who wants to be the reason that their family member is sleep-deprived and cranky? It’s a tough pill to swallow but an issue that must be dealt with nonetheless.
If you’re dealing with a heavy snorer, approach with caution but also with sympathy. Express to them that you care about their health, but you must also advocate for yourself. Lack of sleep can lead to many health issues, including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and a lot more. Sleep loss can also cause depression, premature aging, brain fog, and weight gain. The list goes on and on.
If you live with a stubborn snorer who isn’t concerned with their health when it comes to snoring, it’s time to stand up for your nighttime health. You don’t have to be a snorer to suffer the consequences. Let that snorer whom you love know that your health is being affected and vow to work together to remedy the situation.
Sleep problem testing and treatment has never been more convenient. Disposable sleep tests done safely at home, sleep equipment can be shipped directly to you and our sleep team is available to help by phone, video conference and text. Call your Texas ENT doctor today and ask about Express Sleep.