Dr. Katz Will Relieve Your Snoring
Snoring can really be disruptive in an intimate relationship. Spouses and sleep mates are frequently kept awake by their partner’s snoring and this commonly results in arguments that can tear at the fabric of a relationship.
Your snoring is often a serious issue for the people around you. Almost six in ten people snore, and most of them say that people in their lives are affected by it. Fortunately, Dr. Mark Katz has effective treatments for snoring that are easy to use.
How Snoring Affects Your Sleep Partner
Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for optimal health. But people who share a bed with a heavy snorer often lose sleep due to their partner’s loud snoring. If you snore, your sleep partner can experience many of the following problems:
- Anxiety, irritability, and depression
- Weight gain
- Impaired memory and cognitive function
- Increased risk of heart disease and stroke
- Reduced sex drive
- Poor work performance
- Increased risk for workplace and automobile accidents
Snoring Hurts Intimacy
In addition to jeopardizing your sleep partner’s health, untreated snoring also threatens the stability of your relationship. Spouses and sleep partners of heavy snorers are frequently awakened from their peaceful rest and can find it difficult to get back to sleep. It’s even common for partners of people who snore to end up sleeping in another room.
Nightly snoring can damage intimacy to the point where couples stop sleeping in the same bed altogether. When partners in a long-term relationships begin sleeping separately, almost half the time it’s due to one partner’s snoring.
Strategies to Reduce Snoring
Couples don’t want to lose the intimacy that comes from sleeping together, so they often develop strategies to overcome a sleep mate’s heavy snoring. Because snoring is most likely to occur when a person is sleeping on their back, some patients wear a t-shirt backward and put a tennis ball inside the pocket to encourage sleeping in a different position.
Earplugs and white noise machines can be used to effectively block out the noise of a partner’s snoring. But many people don’t like to wear earplugs because it can prevent them from hearing important sounds, such as an alarm clock or a child making noise during the night.
Oral Appliances–The Easy Way to Relieve Snoring
If your snoring is keeping your partner awake at night and damaging your relationship, there’s something you can do about it. We feature effective treatments for snoring, including our small and convenient oral appliances.
Dr. Katz has considerable training and experience in sleep medicine. In fact, he’s Board Certified by the American Sleep Breathing Academy. Call 336-346-8988 today to arrange your free consultation and see how we can treat your snoring and protect your relationship. Or, just fill out the easy contact form at the bottom of the page and we’ll get right back to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How important is it to my relationship to control my snoring?
Snoring is the third most common cause of divorce. While this won’t be the case for every couple with a partner that snores, it’s very common. Even if your snoring isn’t currently threatening your relationship, it could become so disruptive to your partner’s sleep and by extension, harmful to their wellbeing, that may decide to end the relationship.
If you or your partner notice that either of you are snoring at night, then you should seek a diagnosis and treatment from a trained professional like Dr. Katz.
Why do men snore more than women?
Because men have higher rates of sleep apnea, certain hormones, and different throat structures, they also tend to snore more. However, men and women can both snore for various reasons. Other causes of snoring include:
- Fluid retention
- Alcohol consumption
- Having a cold
Sometimes, women may have sleep apnea and snore so quietly that their partner doesn’t notice. Regardless of your gender or the gender of your partner, it’s important to have any symptoms diagnosed.