While it rarely disturbs the snorer, their partner is often kept wide awake.
Sometimes they are even forced to move rooms to get some serious shut-eye.
Snoring can put serious strain on relationships and you might wonder if it worth it to stick out a relationship with a snorer.
A snoring problem often creates not only tiredness but also frustration and resentment between couples.
It can interfere with sexual and emotional intimacy, and can push couples to sleep in separate bedrooms.
So the question is...
Should I break up with my boyfriend because he snores?
While I have stopped seeing someone because of their snoring, this shouldn't be the first thing you do when you discover you can't deal with a crappy night's sleep with your partner.
Dr. Nicola Williams, a General Practitioner says: \
“Snoring is an extremely common problem but it can cause great distress to both the sufferer and their partner.“
It can result in excessive daytime sleepiness, loss of concentration and relationship problems and can even lead to depression.
“It happens when there is a vibration of the soft tissues in the roof of the mouth and the nasal passages.
“But if the snoring is really having a damaging effect on your quality of life, talk to your GP.
Try treating the snoring before you head to splitsville.
There are many good reasons to treat snoring, including
restoring sleep quality
guarding against risks to health
improving daytime functioning.
Protecting the health and intimacy of your relationship is another important reason to treat a snoring problem.
Check out 12 ways to stop snoring here
If your partner refuses to deal with their snoring, or you can't make alternative sleeping arrangements work, move on.
You deserve a good night sleep for the rest of your life.