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My husband has a serious snoring problem and it is making me lose sleep at night. He starts to snore from the moment he goes to bed to the moment before he wakes up. This is a bad situation because while he is having a deep snoring sleep adventure, I am by his side with my eyes wide open because I cannot sleep. He thinks I am exaggerating and does not believe me that his snoring is out of control. In the morning, I am so tired that I can barely stay awake at work. Because of this situation, I always feel tired and with no energy. Is there a way for me to help him with his problem? All I want is for him is to stop snoring so I can have a good night sleep. I even told him that he needed to move to a different room or that I was the one who was going to move. Any suggestions?
The Sleepless Wife
Dear Sleepless Wife,
Oh boy! If you only knew how much I can relate to your situation. What I will suggest you to do is to talk to your husband and express your concerns to him. He may need to go and see a doctor because he could be suffering from a condition called sleep apnea. This is a serious condition and unless treated, it will not help your husband’s snoring issues and could put him in risk of suffering form high blood pressure, heart conditions, and even a stroke. I completely understand how you feel and the problems this situation is causing you, but before you kick your husband out of the bedroom, ask him to go and visit a doctor to see if he/she can help him with this problem. I am sure that once he sees a doctor and gets the situation under control, he will be in a better position to help you enjoy your good nigh sleep. Here is a link that you can visit to learn more about the condition that is probably messing up with your sleep time.
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