Your partner’s snoring is driving you crazy.
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.