The lack of sleep can also affect your mood and cause you to feel more irritable which can lead to a strain in your relationship due to more fighting.
Have an Open Conversation with Your Partner
One of the first steps to resolving your partner’s snoring problem is having an honest conversation with them. Let your partner know that their snoring is affecting your sleep and therefore your health. It’s also helpful to mention the health risks snoring brings upon them too and that it can possibly be a symptom of sleep apnea.
Once your partner understands the health risks of snoring, encourage them to seek medical help for their snoring. While there are many over the counter snoring treatments in the world, none of them compare to the effectiveness of snoring treatment from a dentist.
Take a Sleep Test
If your partner is ready to get help and stop snoring, they will first need to take a sleep test. This involves wearing a few monitors while they sleep for two nights. Your partner can complete a sleep test in the comfort of your home. After taking the test, they will send it back to the company and wait for a physician to go over their results. The sleep test will help you diagnose or rule out sleep apnea. The sleep test will help you diagnose and rule out sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.
Whether your partner has sleep apnea or not, they can visit Center for TMJ & Sleep Apnea to discuss different treatment options. We offer a wide range of oral appliances that can help your partner sleep without snoring in your ear all night.
With our help, you and your partner can enjoy a better night of sleep to improve your health and your lives. Schedule an appointment today at (816) 795-1000 to learn more about our snoring and sleep apnea treatment options.