When Your Bed Partner Snores

Helping Texas Find Silent Nights

When your partner snores, has sleep apnea or grinds his or her teeth, you can’t get proper rest either. Many bed partners of sleep-disordered breathing patients find themselves sleeping on the couch or in another room just to have a night of quiet rest.

They also have to deal with partners who are often irritable or overly tired, and who don’t want to participate in social situations or family activities because they are uncomfortable or sleepy.

Obviously, it isn’t just the sleep apnea sufferer who is suffering.

Because sleep-disordered breathing can have such a negative impact on both your physical and emotional health, when we treat your spouse or bed partner for sleep apnea or other sleep-disordered breathing, we are really treating you as well.

Does Your Bed Partner Snore? It Could be Sleep Apnea!

It is hard to miss when the person next to you is snoring. But have you noticed moments when the snoring stops – along with breathing – or sudden gasping or choking? Your bed partner very likely has a more serious sleep-disordered breathing problem, such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

When Your Bed Partner SnoresSleep apnea is serious. Not only does it cause dangerous daytime sleepiness and a lack of focus, it can also lead to serious or chronic health problems such as heart disease and stroke. Since the person who actually has sleep apnea doesn’t usually realize it, you might be the best – and only – person able to recognize the problem and initiate treatment.

Your Health Is Also At Risk!

Second hand snoring can be almost as bad for your health as second hand smoke. If you sleep – or rather, share a bed with – a person who snores or has sleep apnea, you aren’t getting much more rest than they are. Constant waking can keep you from entering REM sleep, the most restorative stage of nightly sleep. This can lead to many of the same symptoms and disorders that a sleep apnea patient suffers from including:

  • Excessive fatigue and daytime sleepiness
  • An increased risk for accidents
  • Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue
  • Chronic aches and pains
  • Hearing loss, especially in the ear most exposed to the snoring
  • Irritability and depression
  • Memory Loss

Click on this link to take our self-assessment quizzes or call us today to schedule a consultation for yourself or your snoring bed partner.

Healthy Sleep Texas can help you both start sleeping better and feeling healthier today!