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Sleep Apnea & Your Relationship
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How Snoring Affects Your Partner

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that causes chronic snoring, among a variety of other issues. If you suffer from this condition, then you’re probably aware of how it interrupts your sleep - but did you know that it can prevent your partner from sleeping as well?

Snoring can be loud and disruptive, keeping your partner awake and potentially causing a rift in your relationship. Keep reading to find out how Dr. Goel can help you avoid this issue.

The Consequences of Snoring For Your Relationship

Sleep apnea patients are at high risk for a wide range of harmful health conditions if they don’t get effective treatment. However, the condition can affect your partner in many ways as well. If one of you suffers from untreated sleep apnea or chronic snoring, both of you may experience:

  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue in the daytime
  • Headaches in the morning
  • Decreased libido
  • More frequent arguments

Quality sleep is essential to the physical and mental health of both you and your partner. Any of these issues can put a serious strain on your relationship and make intimacy difficult. Your partner may even choose to sleep in a separate room because of your snoring, further widening the rift between you.

What You Can Do

First, it’s important to realize you’re not alone. Snoring is an extremely common issue that tests countless relationships all over the world. According to The National Sleep Foundation, two out of three people who are living with someone complain that their partner snores.

Whether you suffer from sleep apnea or your partner does, it’s crucial to seek professional treatment as soon as possible. Treating sleep apnea can eliminate snoring and prevent a variety of health issues, in addition to saving your relationship.

Finding the Right Sleep Apnea Treatment

At Bay Area Sleep Solutions & Pain Center, we specialize in providing customized oral appliances to treat sleep apnea. These devices are small, comfortable, and easily portable, unlike CPAP masks. Oral appliances also allow you to sleep in any position you like for maximum comfort.

By using an oral appliance, you can manage your sleep apnea symptoms and eliminate snoring, allowing you and your partner to enjoy the benefits of a full night’s rest. This will do wonders for your relationship, helping to reduce stress and tension for both of you.

Call our office in San Jose at (408) 404-8257, or our office in Santa Clara at (408) 549-1602, to schedule your consultation with Dr. Goel.



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