Negative Effects of Sleep Apnea
The Bother of Snoring on Your Sleep Partner
Snoring is never a pleasant sound as you or your partner try to fall asleep peacefully. It’s known as the third most common reason for divorce as it results in couples sleeping in separate rooms and creates resentment towards each other.
Relationships where one person suffers from sleep apnea or snores and the other doesn’t will be at a higher risk for separating or divorcing.
Missing out on a good night’s sleep will make the non-snorer moodier during the day which will then affect the quality of their sleep at night.
If you’re a habitual snorer or you suffer from sleep apnea, your partner’s sleep efficiency rate is likely to drop nearly 20%. The average person achieves 90% of quality rest each night, so when they’re constantly kept up at night, that number can be reduced to almost 70%.
Remember that your sleep disorder doesn’t only affect you, but also your significant other.
The best way to get relief and prevent the problem from coming between your relationship is to visit a doctor for a sleep study and find proper treatments for your condition.
A Complicated Sex Life
Intimacy with your partner may begin to change as you continue to ignore and live with sleep apnea.
The symptoms of the condition have been found to decrease sexual desire for both men and women.
Studies have discovered that men who suffer from sleep apnea also produce lower levels of testosterone and are more likely to experience erectile dysfunction. Women between the ages of 28 and 64 have also been found to be significantly more likely to experience lost libido and sexual dysfunction.
These complications can do major harm to your overall sex life.
Love in a relationship includes commitment, passion, and intimacy. When intimacy and affection are missing from your love, you and your partner may begin to drift apart.
Things will change. The close bond you once had may now be gone because of your untreated sleep apnea.
Listen To Your Partner’s Concerns
When your loved one continuously mentions that you snore too much or that they get worried at night when you choke and gasp for air frequently, the best thing to do is listen to them and see a doctor.
Finding an effective treatment for your snoring and sleep apnea can quickly improve your partner’s sleep and overall energy, as well as yours.
Your relationship will see pivotal improvements once you begin treatment for your problems. Whether you’re prescribed a CPAP, a snore guard, or an oral appliance, you and your partner will both be able to achieve the quality sleep you desire.
Your significant other will appreciate you listening to their concerns and admire you for making the necessary changes in order to save your love life.
To get started on discovering viable solutions to your sleep issues, call our Nashua office at (603) 237-1124 to find a qualified sleep physician in the area. Once you’ve received your results and need to find relief for your snoring and sleep apnea, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ura so he can provide you with a comfortable, effective treatment.