Sharing a bed with a snorer and can make even the calmest person feel murderous. Whether it be the whistle, the freight train, the constant low rumbling, darth vadar rasping, or full sleep apnoea, where the snorer actually stops breathing for a time. It's estimated snoring causes 25 percent of couples to sleep apart.
Canberra-based physiotherapist and breathing educator, Tess Graham regularly works with snorers and their partners - many of whom are at the end of their tether. She says snoring is treatable, and it all comes down to how we breathe.
Listen to Tess talk to Kathryn Ryan on Nine To Noon about how to re-train ourselves to breathe properly:
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