We often hear about the importance of good quality sleep on our health, wellbeing, and sanity. Sleep deprivation can lead to a long list of health issues, including weight gain, memory loss, mood swings, chronic fatigue, a weakening of the immune system, and long term, can equal depression.
But for the partner of a snorer, life can't be much fun. It can be challenging to get the recommended 8 hours of sleep a night when you're sharing a bed. While they're often blissfully snoring away, you are left wide awake, frustrated, and contemplating a solution. The flow-on effect can leave both parties grumpy.
Snoring can put a strain on relationships, sometimes causing resentment between couples. According to the National Sleep Foundation, about 3 in 10 respondents who are married or living with someone, reported they sleep in separate beds, bedrooms, or on the couch, as a result of a sleep problem. Of those, 33% say that sleeping apart causes some difficulties in their relationships. It can interfere with sexual and emotional intimacy.
Good News: There is a proven solution to control your partner's snoring.
Patney frequently hears from clients regarding how their partner's snoring results in them sleeping in separate rooms and puts a massive strain on their relationship. Here at Patney, our on-line survey showed 18% slept in separate rooms, 35% sometimes did, and 40% put up with the snoring.
For years, Kate from Auckland had been plagued by her partners' snoring. So much so, they were forced to sleep apart. She has, however, restored martial harmony with the use of a Patney pillow.
"We honestly cannot believe how amazing the pillow is. It's improved our lives beyond words. We had been sleeping in separate rooms for months now due to Johns snoring, and neither of us enjoyed being apart. This amazing pillow offers John a great rejuvenating sleep without snoring whatsoever. It's like a miracle. He is waking feeling refreshed too - he used to wake to feel exhausted. It has truly been an overnight incredible improvement to our lives. Thank you to you and your team - we are so thrilled. To be honest, I still can't believe how amazing it is - totally positively changed things for us."
Kate and John, Auckland
The Patney is the anti-snore pillow that replaces your existing pillow. Waikato's Frances Anderson developed and created the sleeping aid. She was a life-long bad snorer herself and spent decades looking for the right solution, including surgery, to no avail until she created the Patney. Now she is quietly changing the marriages of snorers and helping people who are suffering from fatigue.
An independent clinical study conducted by the WellSleep Centre at the University of Otago found 89% of the partners of the people who completed the study experienced a reduction in their partner's snoring.
Designed and developed in New Zealand, the Patney pillow works by supporting an open airway and promoting a good sleep posture for a good night's rest.