If the person who sleeps next to you has been complaining that your loud snoring is disturbing the peace and keeping him/her up all night, this can be a real problem for a variety of reasons. If you’ve been told your snoring has become excessive, it may be time to find a solution. Sleeping in separate rooms every night cannot be healthy for the relationship or not feasible for couples that don’t have an empty bedroom.
How Snoring May Affect Your Partner:
- Your partner may wake up tired often because he or she didn’t sleep restfully (due to your snoring, or perhaps because of your repeated elbowing to get him or her to stop snoring).
- Resentment may develop, especially if you don’t take the issue seriously enough to try to find a solution.
- Sleep deprivation can cause your partner to be irritable, which can take its toll on your relationship.
How Snoring May Affect You:
- You may wake up tired all the time because you find it difficult to fall asleep, stay asleep, or go back to sleep during the night—which is very unhealthy.
- You could find that you feel resentful if your partner asks you to change bedrooms or suggests you start using unwanted equipment or treatments.
- Most importantly, your snoring could be a sign of a potentially serious health condition—sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is when your throat closes and breathing stops and starts repeatedly throughout the night. CLICK HERE to Learn More About Sleep Apnea
How Snoring Appliances Can Help
Oral appliances that are used for sleep apnea are the same ones used for classic primary snoring, which is the loud upper airway breathing sounds without any apnea, or cessation of breath. This type of snoring is more of a nuisance, and not as much of a health concern as sleep apnea. Whether you are diagnosed with sleep apnea or you are bothered by typical snoring, the treatment for both is the same when using a custom oral sleep appliance from Irondequoit Family Dentistry.
If you would like more information about how Dr. Park and his team can help you (and your partner) get a good night’s sleep by helping you curb your snoring, call our office to set up an appointment. Call (585) 266-4860.