Snoring ‘can cause couples to split’
Disturbed sleep can lead to couples splitting up, as one partner’s snoring affects the other.
This is the claim made in an article for the Mirror, which suggested that those lovers who regularly cause the other to lie awake at night place pressure on the relationship.
According to writer Danny Buckland, research indicates one in 20 individuals sleep in a separate room to escape their other half’s snoring or wriggling on mattresses, while one in four women become resentful because of noisy nights.
“Lack of sleep is detrimental to mental and physical health and you may grow resentful if you’re not sleeping properly,” psychologist Dr Christian Jarrett told the news source.
He explained this can influence the decision over whether or not lovers sleep separately, but noted that bed-sharing “is a key time for couples to enjoy physical contact”, which can lead to the release of the love hormone oxytocin.
Treatments are available for snoring, including nasal strips, guards and masks.