How Snoring Can Hurt the People Closest to You
When you snore, it’s extremely disruptive to your sleeping partner. Your snoring can keep them awake at night, putting heavy strain on your relationship. Even worse, the effects of sleep deprivation over time will begin to damage their health.
If you’re a heavy snorer, it’s important to consider the effects this has on your partner and seek any available treatment solutions.
Snoring Damages Intimacy
The bedroom is meant to be an intimate place for couples where they can enjoy each other’s company and relax. But when one partner snores loudly on a consistent basis, it can become hard to share space.
Snoring can lead to recurring arguments, or even sleeping in separate rooms. In fact, many people in long-term relationships sleep in separate rooms every night. Among these couples, nearly half list snoring as the reason for their separation.
How Snoring Damages Your Partner’s Health
Sleep deprivation does more than make you tired and irritable. People who consistently don’t get enough sleep will experience several health consequences that can range in severity. Some of these include:
- Gaining weight
- Anxiety and depression
- Reduced libido
- Increased risk of stroke or heart attack
- Impaired performance at work
- Short attention span and memory loss
- Drowsy driving, which increases your risk for a car accident
Effective Treatment for Snoring
If you’re keeping your partner awake at night with snoring, Dr. Solly is happy to offer non-invasive oral appliances for your convenience. Often referred to as snore guards, these appliances gently shift the position of your jaw while you sleep, keeping your airway open and preventing heavy snoring.
Not only will this provide relief for your partner, it will strengthen your overall relationship. As your snoring gets better and both of you are able to sleep comfortably, you’ll notice a decrease in stress for both of you. Being able to share a bed without fighting over snoring will also bring you closer together and improve your quality of life.
Dr. Solly is a qualified sleep dentist who’s dedicated to finding solutions for heavy snorers and patients suffering from sleep apnea. If snoring is causing a rift between you and your partner, contact our practice in Powell, TN and schedule a consultation with Dr. Solly today. It’s the first step to turning your relationship around.