Snoring is a very common part of sleep and if you sleep alone, it's rarely an issue. However, if you are in a relationship or even if you live with other people, snoring can become a real sore point between the snorer and everyone else. However, since it's usually considered to be an unimportant issue, it's largely ignored with those who have to put up with it merely complaining and leaving it at that. Many people lose one to three hours of sleep a night due to a snorer in the household, but few know what to do about it other than kick the offender and hope for the best. This usually doesn't work, which leads to weariness and resentment the next day. This can have farther reaching consequences as well, such as a negative impact on the couples' sex life.
There are other ways of dealing with snoring so that everyone can get a better night's sleep and thus be more cheerful and have more energy the next morning. Some of these methods are as simple as using nasal strips to clear out nasal passage ways and get rid of much of the snoring that way. Other easier measures include losing weight and quitting smoking as these things have a negative impact on breathing and health overall. The snorer can also sleep on his/her side or have his head raised four inches by putting wedges under the mattress. Cutting out alcohol and sedatives before going to sleep is another simple way to cut out the snoring. These are simple ways to get rid of snoring, though they might not necessarily work.
If not, there are other things that one can try, though these may be more drastic measures and require the patient to see a doctor beforehand in order to go over options. More drastic measures include surgery to remove any blockages that might be causing the snoring. There are also over the top medications or dental devices that can be used to reduce or eliminate snoring.
However, snoring is rarely an issue for the one doing it-it's typically an issue for the spouse or other people in the house and so they are often brought in as well to weigh in on how much of a problem it is. After all, if the snoring is reduced, but not eliminated, than the problem might be solved or not, depending on how everyone feels about it. This can lead to more drastic measures being undertaken to remove the snoring problem altogether or it can encourage simple methods to simply reduce the snoring to a more tolerable noise level.
Snoring has a deep impact on other people as well as the one doing it. It ruins peoples' sleep and can affect a couple's sex life and friendships from sleep deprivation leading to fights. However, snoring can be easily dealt with or at least managed so that it doesn't dominate the bedroom. Doing a little research and knowing the facts about snoring goes a long way towards fixing the problem. And of course, any doctor can give assistance and direction in how best to handle the problem. Snoring should be dealt with as it can lead to worse things such as sleep apnea which makes it so that the snorer isn't getting a good night's rest either due to oxygen deprivation. Dealing with snoring while it's still just a nuisance issue will make it easier to deal with in the long run and more likely that it can be reduced or eliminated altogether, which is something everyone can be happy about.