Snoring is Affecting My Relationship

Snoring is Affecting My Relationship

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If a spouse or partner has complained about your snoring, it can cause issues in your relationship.

It’s important to recognize that snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, which has significant consequences for your health, in addition to keeping your partner awake at night. In order to preserve your relationship and your health, screening nsult with us for an evaluation to see if you are experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea and to get effective treatment, such as a CPAP alternative.

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Your Snoring Could Be Affecting Your Health, Too

Snoring often indicates the presence of sleep apnea, a condition in which patients stop breathing for brief periods throughout the night. Those apneas reduce the amount of oxygen available to the body, which increases inflammation and contributes to a range of health problems. Evidence suggests that sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of issues, including:

  • High blood pressure,

  • Obesity,

  • Type 2 diabetes,

  • Cardiac problems

  • Stroke

  • Fatigue

  • Metabolic Syndrome

  • Asthma

  • Alzheimer’s Disease

  • ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

Snoring isn’t just keeping your partner up at night. It’s causing problems for your body, and overall well being, too.


What Are The Causes And Other Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea occurs when either the back of the tongue or other soft tissues at the back of the throat obstruct the airway while you are lying down. Certain risk factors increase the likelihood that a person will suffer from sleep apnea, including obesity, male gender (although the risk for women increases after menopause), large neck circumference, and certain structural features of the jaw and throat.

In addition to snoring, other symptoms can suggest the presence of sleep apnea, including morning headaches, sore throats, dry mouth, and daytime drowsiness. Your partner may also alert you to noticeable pauses in breathing. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we strongly encourage you to be evaluated for sleep apnea at Sleep Center of Littleton and consider pursuing our CPAP alternative treatment.

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Revive Your Relationship – And Your Wellbeing – With Sleep Apnea Treatment

Fortunately, you can save your relationship from your snoring and give your health a boost by getting sleep apnea treatment. Oral appliance therapy, an alternative to CPAP, is highly effective for many patients, and with this type of treatment, the patient wears a device that is similar to a mouthguard while they are asleep. The appliance holds the jaw and the tongue toward the front of the mouth to reduce the likelihood of soft tissues blocking the airway opening, eliminating the problematic symptoms and health consequences of sleep apnea.

To learn about CPAP alternative treatment options for sleep apnea, contact our office to schedule an evaluation!

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