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How To Talk To a Loved One About Their Snoring

Submitted by New Jersey Snoring Solutions on Fri 11/25/2022 - 09:00
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According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, an estimated 45% of adults snore occasionally, while 25% snore regularly. Snoring is one of the most common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. It is also the symptom most likely to impact the loved ones of a person with sleep apnea. If you have a loved one who snores, your sleep is probably suffering as well.

Unfortunately, when your sleep is suffering, you are more likely to bring up the topic in an abrupt or aggressive manner. If your loved one is repeatedly keeping you up at night, you may tell your loved one that they are snoring by waking them up and gruffly telling them to stop snoring. This approach tends to work temporarily because it wakes up the snorer and stops them from snoring while they are awake. However, it is not a lasting solution.

If you are tired (pun intended) of hearing your loved one snore, then it may be time to talk to him or her about the issue. In some instances, your loved one may not even be aware that they are snoring. Continue reading as Dr. Ivan Stein and Dr. Allan Stein at New Jersey Sleep Apnea Solutions discuss how you can delicately tell a loved one that they snore.

Choose the Right Time To Talk

Life is busy and when you are addressing delicate and important subjects it is important to choose the right time to talk. If your partner is snoring, you are probably not getting the best sleep. Your partner’s sleep may be suffering as well. Try to choose a time for the conversation when you are both at your best and can focus on the conversation. You can let your loved one know ahead of time that you want to talk about something important and ask them when they think it would be a good time to talk.

Focus on the Problem

When you are talking to your loved one, focus on the problem and not your loved one. This shows that you are coming from a place of love. Your partner may not even realize that they are snoring or that their snoring is impacting your sleep. Talk as well as listen.

Come Up With a Solution Together

If you are telling your loved one that they snore, you presumably want them to do something about the snoring. Avoid the temptation to tell your loved one what to do. Instead, offer to work on a solution together. The best way to address snoring is to figure out what is causing the issue. This often involves talking to a doctor to explore possible health-related causes.

Contact Us About Snoring Treatment in New Jersey

You don’t have to live with snoring. Contact Dr. Ivan Stein and Dr. Allan Stein at New Jersey Sleep Apnea Solutions for further evaluation by calling (855) 949-7667.