I'm on a plane, struggling to write a post for Datingish. Struggling why? Not because I'm running out of ideas. Oh no. It's because the man sitting two seats away from me has the loudest snore I've ever heard.
Seriously, he sounds like a hibernating bear, and I can hear him through my earphones. I feel sorry for his wife.
If my parents are any indication, snoring can be an issue in relationships. My mother banished my father to the guest room for several years because she couldn't sleep due to his loud, incessant snoring. He ended up buying a nose clip of some form that allowed both of them to sleep.
Some sleeping tics are more entertaining than annoying. I have a friend who once held an entire conversation with his sister while asleep. He doesn't remember any of it. This sounds like it could be incriminating, if you asked him a question he didn't want to answer when he was conscious and awake. It could also be annoying, though, as many sleeptalkers simply babble nonsensically.
Other tics can be dangerous, like sleepwalking. Sleepwalkers are likely to hurt themselves. But you're also not supposed to physically interfere with them, or try to wake them up. Sleepwalkers aren't conscious of what they're doing, so they can prove a serious threat to you and to themselves.
I've never had any issues with these. As a graduate of boarding school and a rising college senior, I've had 4 roommates, none of whom snored. Neither have I received any complaints about snoring, although my college roommate did inform me that I occasionally sleeptalk. Luckily, it's in Japanese so she can't understand me, although I'd love to know what I say.
I don't know what I would do if a S/O I had to share a bed with did any of these things. Especially sleepwalk, which sounds kind of terrifying to deal with. I may love my S/O, but I love sleep too! Do you do snore, sleepwalk, or sleeptalk? Has this caused any issues in your relationship?