Patients who suffer from sleep apnea never get the full night’s rest they need. This will seriously impact their well-being. Getting enough high-quality sleep helps reduce stress, improve your mood, and even lowers your risk for serious health complications.
Snoring and sleep apnea don’t just impact the person who’s suffering — they can also have damaging effects on those around you. Snoring is the third largest reason for divorce, and sleep apnea has become a driving force behind the separation of couples.
When You and Your Partner Are Both Losing Sleep
Hearing loud snoring or choking sounds at night can be frightening and disturbing, but these are common signs associated with sleep apnea. This often leads to a lack of quality sleep for your partner and it can make both of you feel aggravated with each other.
There are various consequences of sleep deprivation that both you and your partner may experience, such as:
- Restless nights
- Morning headaches
- Decreased interest in sex
- Feelings of resentment
- More frequent arguments
Sleep apnea doesn’t have to get in the way of your relationship. To strengthen your relationship, Dr. Bayless recommends seeking treatment and talking to your partner about your options.
Tackling Your Problems Together
Whether you or your partner suffers from sleep apnea, it’s important to know you’re not alone. There’s a range of actions you can take to pair with proper treatment:
- Talk to your partner about your concerns to determine the best solution for both of you.
- Take a sleep test to get a better understanding of your condition and show your partner that you want to confront the problem.
- Discuss your options with Dr. Bayless so you and your partner can get on the right track.
- Make lifestyle changes that help alleviate snoring and sleep apnea symptoms like reducing smoking and drinking habits, sleeping on your side, and removing distractions in the bedroom.
- Support each other and be patient. It’s important to be there for each other throughout treatment and the entire process.
Find a Solution That Works for Your Relationship
The first step to finding a solution is undergoing a sleep study to get a better understanding of your condition. As a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Bayless is committed to finding an effective sleep apnea treatment that helps you and your partner get a better night’s rest.
To learn more, give our Spring Branch dental office a call at (830) 632-2112 and schedule your free consultation with Dr. Bayless so he can discuss your treatment options. You can also fill out our easy contact form below and we’ll get right back to you.