One of the major problems with snoring is that it is a problem not just for the snorer, but for everyone who sleeps around them. If you are a snorer, you’ve probably experienced your spouse’s complaints about the loud, disturbing noises you make all night.
But maybe you haven’t acted on those complaints yet. Guess what: if you’re ignoring your spouse’s complaints and making excuses for your snoring, you’re sending them some really negative messages that can ruin your relationship.
I Don’t Believe You
One of the things you are telling your spouse is that you don’t really believe what they’re saying about your snoring. You are putting your subjective experience ahead of theirs. You know you’re sleeping peacefully. You’re not waking up. How could you be snoring?
Trust is one of the most basic foundations of a relationship, and if you’re not getting treatment for your snoring, you’re essentially saying that you don’t trust them. You probably don’t actually believe that they’re lying, imagining the snoring, or taking the whole thing out of proportion, but that’s what you’re telling them.