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In contrast to just feeling tired, how likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations? (Even if you have not done some of these things recently, try to work out how they would have affected you.) Use the following sleep test scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:

0 = Would never doze
1 = Slight chance of dozing
2 = Moderate chance of dozing
3 = High chance of dozing

Your Situation:

Sitting and Reading

Watching Television

Sitting inactive in a public place

As a car passenger for 1 hour, no break

Lying down to rest in the afternoon

Sitting and talking to someone

Sitting quietly after lunch without alcohol

In a car stopped in traffic


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Sleep Apnea and Snoring Research and Publications
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Can Snoring Ruin a Relationship?

We’ve all banished our partner to the spare room when their snoring is causing us sleepless nights. But what happens when sleeping apart, in separate rooms, becomes the norm?

More than 25% of adult couples sleep in different rooms because of snoring.  While partners of snorers reported better sleep when sleeping alone, the majority of these people also indicated that this arrangement had a negative impact on their relationship.

Sleeping apart from each other can be emotionally and psychologically unhealthy for a couple.  Couples who sleep in different rooms, no matter the reason, admit that it makes them feel distant from their partner and negatively affects their sex life. This loss of intimacy may lead to depression, resentment, even divorce.

While getting a good night’s sleep is critical, there are more effective methods of treating snoring that will not jeopardize your relationship.  Ask a PSSI snoring doctor how we can help.