In the United Arab Emirates, insurance often doesn’t cover sleep disorders, while at a government hospital, the waiting period to register is nine months, reports Khaleej Times.

“I don’t know if his snores mean there’s anything more seriously wrong with him, but we’ve been married 30 years, and I’m used to it by now. I just cover my ears with a pillow,” says Shalini Merani (name changed), who, not surprisingly, didn’t want Khaleej Times to use her or her husband’s real name for an article on snoring and sleep disorders.