Most of us have been in your exact shoes. You get ready for bed, turn off the lights, and before you know it, your partner sleeps next to you, snoring away. The sound becomes deafening, making it impossible to fall asleep. Sure, you can push them on their side, but they will probably just roll back over to their back and continue snoring. When this persists night after night, it impacts your own sleep and quality of life. So what can you do? Encourage your partner to find an effective snoring treatment from our sleep dentist in Lee’s Summit, MO at Center for TMJ & Sleep Apnea. 

Older woman snores loudly in bed

The Dangers of Sleep Deprivation

Not only is your partner’s snoring impacting your own sleep, but it’s likely impacting their quality of sleep too. Over a period, the sleep deprivation will catch up to both of you and increase the risk of certain health conditions such as:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Weight gain
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Reduced immunity
  • Cancer

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