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How to Split a Toaster • Season 8 • Episode 11

Snore No More: Saving Your Marriage by Saving Your Sleep with Hostage Tape’s Alex Neist

How Snoring Can Lead to Divorce
In this episode of How to Split a Toaster, hosts Seth Nelson and Pete Wright explore the connections between poor sleep, snoring, and divorce. Their guest is Alex Neist, creator of Hostage Tape, which produces anti-snoring mouth tape. Alex shares how his snoring led to his divorce. The hosts dive into the impacts of sleep problems on relationships and solutions anyone can try.

Snoring as a Divorce Factor
Studies show links between sleep issues and divorce. Alex’s snoring made his wife resentful, led to them sleeping in separate rooms, and is seen as a contributing factor in their divorce. Snoring often goes unaddressed, allowing resentment to build over time. Snoring arises from mouth-breathing during sleep. Alex discovered taping his mouth shut improved his sleep and energy. He launched Hostage Tape to inspire people to get better rest.

Sleep & Relationship Health
“Sleep divorce” – sleeping apart due to issues like snoring – is a growing trend. Even if not the direct cause, sleep problems create friction and emotional distance between partners. Alex believes resolving snoring can be a contributing factor in saving marriages.

Listener Question
Seth and Pete also tackle a listener question! Seth answers a question about disclosing cash income from dog breeding in divorce asset division. Cash must be documented like other business income when dividing marital assets.

Tune in for a fascinating episode!

Links & Notes

Seth Nelson is a Tampa based family lawyer known for devising creative solutions to difficult problems. In How to Split a Toaster, Nelson and co-host Pete Wright take on the challenge of divorce with a central objective — saving your most important relationships with your family, your former spouse, and yourself.