This week the not-for profit organisation will focus on couples sleeping apart and whether it is a good thing. The association has already conducted an online survey asking both snorers and their bed partners if they feel sleeping apart is better for their health and relationship, if they consider it to be socially acceptable and if they like to talk about it.
The results of the on-line survey were announced today on ITV’s Daybreak, revealing that 75 per cent of UK couples spend nights sleeping in separate rooms which causes embarrassment and distance between partners.
Other key findings included the fact that 61 per cent felt that their sleeping arrangements were socially unacceptable and would not discuss them openly, 80 per cent said they would go back to sleeping with their partner if snoring issues were resolved, 16 per cent had slept separately from their partner for over 10 years and 61 per cent of couples who slept together believed they would sleep better if they slept apart.
Though there is no cure for snoring there are various measures which can be taken in order to reduce it. The British Stop Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Association have a series of tests and information on their site which will help snorers to establish what type of snorer they are so they can then seek the most effective treatment.
In addition to this, some individuals may find that hypnotherapy could benefit them. Those who are anxious and light sleepers as a result of their partners snoring could find that hypnotherapy helps them to relax and get a better nights sleep. Furthermore, some snorers themselves have actually reported that hypnotherapy has helped them by retraining them to breathe differently and fall asleep in a position which makes snoring less likely.
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