Your part­ner’s snor­ing is driv­ing you crazy.

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SO­LU­TION: Don’t re­sort to sep­a­rate be­d­rooms just yet! If it’s an oc­ca­sional prob­lem, you could en­cour­age your part­ner to sleep on their side (not their back). If they find this po­si­tion hard to main­tain, a full-body pil­low may make it eas­ier. All the tried-and-true ad­vice you may have heard be­fore does work, so con­sider hav­ing your part­ner use a saline nasal rinse or wear a nasal strip at bed­time (which may help keep nasal pas­sages open), ad­vises Barry Krakow, MD, a board-cer­ti­fied sleep medicine spe­cial­ist and med­i­cal di­rec­tor of Mai­monides Sleep Arts and Sciences in Al­bu­querque. If the snor­ing is re­ally loud or your part­ner gasps for air pe­ri­od­i­cally while snor­ing, which could be a sign of sleep ap­nea, en­cour­age them to see a doc­tor for a sleep eval­u­a­tion.

Sleep­ing late is like giv­ing your­self jet lag. “You’re shift­ing your in­ter­nal clock and mak­ing your body feel like it’s in California when you’re re­ally in New York,” says sleep ex­pert Jodi Min­dell, PHD.

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