Sleep Problems That Are Wrecking Your Relationship


Different Wake Up Times

Having different sleep schedules is not at all uncommon. But when one person’s alarm goes off, it’s bound to wake the other-not to mention how annoying it is if they hit the snooze a few times.

The Fix: Start by swapping out your alarm. You can actually get a vibrating alarm clock that you can put inside your pillow.



Snoring isn’t just annoying, it can also totally disrupt your bedmate’s sleep. There’s actually data to show that if you sleep next to a snoring partner you lose an hour of sleep every night.

The Fix: Solving a snoring issue is tough since it’s not something you can just “cure.” But there are a few tricks you can use to help silence a sleep-disrupting snore. Using an internal nasal dilator helps with breathing and airflow.


Some Like It Hot (Others Like It Cold)

Generally, people sleep better in the cold, not the warm. But there are people who like to keep it toasty. It’s not good if one partner spends every night shivering or the other is sweating.

The Fix: When it comes to setting the temperature of your bedroom, it’s always better to err on the side of cooler rather than warmer. Set the thermostat to between 68 and 72 degrees


Falling Asleep to the TV

For some, the background noise of a TV is a comfort that helps them drift off to dreamland. For others, the light and late-night chatter is a total sleep saboteur.

The Fix: The first thing to do is make sure you’re using your TV’s built in sleep-timer. Set it for 30 minutes after bedtime.