Your partner’s annoying habits and how to solve them

Taryn Davies
Published: November 5, 2016

It’s easy to get annoyed by our partner’s especially at night when we’re feeling tired and just want some peace, so it’s no surprise that their annoying habits can increase tenfold as we head to bed.

In fact, research from Covonia, has found that 43% of women are bothered by their partner’s habits at night compared to 31% of men.

Hogging the covers and taking up most of the room in the bed are considered two BIG annoying habits, along with snoring, farting, and bad breath.

What do you consider your partner’s most annoying habit? Can we help solve it with our handy guide?


68% of women say that snoring is the worst bed sharing etiquette. You could try a snoring mouthpiece or you could try Peppermint oil which has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce the inflammation in the lining of your nostrils, this is enough to stop snoring if it is being caused by nasal congestion. This works best when inhaled as a steam, just pour a few drops of peppermint oil into hot water and inhale the steam.

Holland and Barrett’s Peppermint Oil costs £5.79 and can also be used as a bath soak. Not suitable for young children and may cause skin irritation on sensitive skin. It is available both in store and online.

Is your partner's snoring keeping you awake? Here's how to solve it

Addiction to technology

When we spend so much time staring at our phones and scrolling through endless timelines, it can be easy to feel neglected by your partner. They can often tune out what your saying and listen to the things they only really want to hear about.

You might find it useful to come with a code word that shows you really want their full attention. Saying this means it's time to put away the phones and really listen to each other.


Almost 40% of us sleep in a spare room or on the sofa if our partner is keeping us awake with their coughing at night.

Covonia’s new Night Time Hot Dose Cough & Cold Syrup is the perfect solution for those restless nights. It relieves the irritating symptoms of coughing and a congested nose and aids sleep at a time when your body needs it most. Covonia’s Hot Dose Cough and Cold Syrup costs £5.39 and is available from all high-street pharmacies and supermarkets.

How to solve your partner's annoying habits

Controlling behaviour

We're not talking anything too sinister here, but always choosing what's on the TV, what films you watch and saying what happens in the kitchen.

The power struggle is going to come into play when you're in a relationship, but it's important that you don't feel like you're being controlled by your partner and your voice is being heard when it comes to certain things.

Early Mornings – Emergen-C

Almost a quarter of people hate being woken up by a partner who gets up earlier than them in the morning, there’s nothing worse than when they don’t wake to their own alarm either.

Emergen-C can help keep your energy levels up when the tiredness strikes. Containing 1000mg of Vitamin C and 6 B vitamins, Emergen-C provides a hit of energy as well as immunity support.

Alarms you don't need can be a real annoyance in a relationship

Bad Breath

However well your partner brushes their teeth at night; they always seem to wake up with bad breath. And there’s nothing quite like bad breath to turn your stomach in the morning.

Aquafresh Complete Care Mouthwash containing active fluoride is here to save the day. The great tasting formula freshens breath and helps to provide protection for the whole mouth by reaching areas that your toothbrush can’t.

How to solve your partner's annoying habits, like bad breath


Does your partner keep you up at night with excessive wind? Now we can’t help with any smell that might linger, other than say keep room diffusers on their side of the bed, but maybe try a wind and bloating supplement.

Maalox® Plus is the supplement to help and it gets to work in under 30 minutes. It is available in both liquid and chewable tablet form.

How to solve your partner's annoying habits

How to deal with your partner’s annoying habits


It's important that you realise that you can't change your partner, and in reality, you shouldn't really want to. But if there's something that really annoys you about them, prioritise it and see whether you could actually learn to live with it.

You could speak to them about it, and see if there's anything that you do that's annoying for them and both work on them together.

Try to empathise

Don't go in at them complaining and definitely not shouting about what they do that annoys you. Instead, take a warm and genuine approach and make it clear what they're doing and why it annoys you.

Be positive

Love is blind, that's why you won't have noticed these habits when you first fell in love. Try to remember what it is you actually love about them, make notes in your head, and when they start to annoy you, run through these things, chances are it'll help you bite your tongue and stop you feeling like you're nagging.

Avoid punishment

We're all annoying to some degree, and it's likely we're going to show these traits at some point. So when your partner does slip up, don't punish them or shout.