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Can Snoring Lead To Divorce?


Does your partner’s snoring annoy you so bad that you feel like slapping him or even divorcing him? If so, you’re not alone. Some sources say that snoring is one of the top causes of divorce, although there are no real statistics to back this up. However, studies do show that when one person in a couple snores, the risk of divorce increases.

Approximately half of all people snore at some point in their lives. Forty percent of men snore on a regular basis, compared to 24% of women. With 70% of Americans sharing a bed at night, you can see how snoring can lead to serious issues in a marriage.

Snoring is a common complaint in a marriage. A person may not even be aware that they are snoring, but their partner sure knows. They’re often the ones getting woken up at all hours of the night by their partner’s loud snoring. This can cause sleep deprivation, which can cause a person to be short-tempered and tired. They may have low energy and be more argumentative. This can lead to communication and intimacy problems in a marriage.

However, those who snore often feel just as tired as when they went to bed. They may feel drained, with little energy to perform tasks. They have no motivation. They may sit on the couch and suddenly fall asleep.

What Causes Snoring?

Snoring occurs when muscles in your tongue, throat, and roof of your mouth all relax, constricting airflow. This causes tissues to vibrate, creating noise. The causes of snoring are mostly medical in nature and include allergies, obesity, and large tonsils or adenoids. Sleep apnea is another common cause. This is a condition that causes you to stop breathing while you sleep.

What Can Be Done?

There are literally hundreds of snoring remedies available on the market, but finding one that actually works is not an easy task. The best thing you can do is change your sleep position. Instead of sleeping on your back, try switching to your side.

You should also avoid alcohol before bedtime, as it can further relax the muscles and make snoring more likely to occur. Snoring is often caused by obesity, so losing weight can help decrease pressure on your windpipe, allowing more air to pass through so that you’re not making noise. Nasal dilator strips can also be helpful in opening nasal airways.

If your snoring occurs every night, this is a serious problem. You may want to discuss your options with a doctor. A CPAP machine or mouthguard could help. For severe cases, surgery or  a sleep study can help with the issue.

Seek Legal Help

Snoring is a medical issue that can turn into an annoying problem for the snorer’s partners. It can cause married couples to sleep in separate rooms or even divorce.

If you are ready to leave your marriage, Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyer Edward J. Jennings, P.A. can help. Get knowledgeable and compassionate representation today. To schedule a consultation, fill out the online form or call 954-764-4330.



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