Sleep Apnea and Your Relationship

How Your Relationship is Affected by Sleep Apnea

Loud, disruptive snoring can affect both you and your partner, leading to a lousy night’s sleep. Couples often attempt to dodge noisy nights by sleeping separately or develop resentment towards their partner. As a result, sleep disorders are the third most common cause of divorce.

It’s important to remember that your sleep disorder doesn’t just affect you, it affects your partner as well. If you’re a habitual snorer, or you suffer from sleep apnea, your partner’s quality of sleep is likely to suffer. 

The best way to get relief and prevent the problem from coming between you and your partner is to visit your physician for a sleep study. Once diagnosed with sleep apnea, we’ll help you find the most effective treatment for your condition.

 

Risks to Your Relationship

Sleep apnea and snoring is likely a source of many issues between you and your significant other. Some of the most common factors that have been associated with sleep apnea and relationships include:

  • Resentment
  • Decreased libido 
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Frustration
  • Fatigue
  • Mood changes

Seeking Treatment

The best way to avoid obstacles tied to sleep apnea in your relationship is to seek treatment before it’s too late. Dr. Bulnes-Newton offers a variety of sleep apnea treatments for patients suffering from mild, moderate, or severe sleep apnea. She can also recommend treatment methods, including lifestyle changes and exercises that can help alleviate symptoms. 

Most patients see an improvement in their relationship once they begin treatment. Your partner won’t blame you for their sleepless nights any longer. Additionally, you’ll notice a boost in intimacy with your partner, less tension, and most importantly, quality sleep for both of you.

Don’t Let Sleep Apnea Strain Your Relationship Any Longer

Don’t let sleep apnea symptoms affect your relationship any longer. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Bulnes-Newton at our Tampa practice by calling (813-607-5337) and one of our team members will be happy to assist you.