Sleep Apnea, Snoring, and Your Sleepmate
Snoring is a sound that emits while you sleep caused by an obstruction of airflow when respiratory structures vibrate. Heavy snoring can be very disruptive, particularly for the person you share a bed with.
Heavy snoring is a symptom of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), which is a serious medical condition. Dr. Ronald Plotka features effective treatment for both sleep apnea and snoring. If your loud snoring is causing you or your loved ones’ problems, we’ll make sure you get the right diagnosis and the professional care you need.
How Snoring Can Hinder Your Sleep Partner
Snoring can cause a great deal of tension in a relationship. Depriving your partner of a good night’s rest can have negative consequences including:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Reduced intellectual capacity
- Weight gain
- Increased chance of experiencing an automobile accident
- Increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes
Sleeping next to a snorer can be very disruptive. According to a study from the National Institute of Health, 55% of partners reported that their sleep was disturbed because of their partners snoring every night, or almost every night. That’s why it’s not surprising that the sleep partner is often the one who encourages they seek treatment.
Sleeping with someone who snores can damage intimacy in a relationship. It’s frequently the cause of conflict and arguments. Instead of fighting, many couples choose to avoid the problem altogether by not sharing a bed.
Sleep Apnea Solutions
If you or someone you care about is suffering from snoring and sleep apnea, then we encourage you to reach out to Dr. Ronald Plotka at North Shore Centre for Laser, Cosmetic & Family Dentistry. He’s an experienced sleep dentist who will make sure you get the care you deserve.
When you meet with Dr. Plotka, he’ll review your treatment options. We offer convenient oral appliances for treating both sleep apnea and snoring.