I'm not saying this is the case here
, but snoring is always seen as an almost comical complaint - yet sleep deprivation is the worst kind of torture - quite literally. It was certainbly used (and probably still is!) against prisoners of war as a means of weakening them, and is dreadfully effective at lowering the morale....
Coupled with this, there is the tension and resentment it causes in the unwilling insomniac.
It is also worth bearing in mind that the snorer is also not experiencing a 'good night's sleep'... Their loud snoring is a sign of excessive restriction of the wind passage, and they are struggling to take in enough air to breathe and to function properly. Occasionally, in extreme cases, this causes sleep apnoea - a cessation of breathing all together, when there is a pause, a silence - and the person is deprived of air completely. This can lead to medical complications and other side effects.
But it's little comfort to the partner, who not only has to endure sleepless nights, but also listen to the road-drill noise-level next to them!
you can tell I speak from experience can't you?
My partner can be heard from outside the house.
But he's very sensitive and touchy about it. He used to get quite offended when I told him how loud he was, but now he realises it's a problem....To make matters worse, he's had his nose broken. Twice.
So I do wear earplugs, he catches the alarm and then wakes me, (but I usually wake up before him anyway, such is my body-clock accustomed to the hour....)
The best practical measures for a snorer are to watch their weight, because excess chubbyness round the throat is definitely a factor, watch what foods they eat late at night (dairy products are a culprit at times) and to not smoke.
here's a couple of links I hope you'll find helpful.
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