How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Relationships

Posted Mar 9th, 2018

How Sleep Apnea Affects Your Relationships

Sleep Apnea can negatively impact your health, and it can have some surprising impacts on your relationships as well.


Sleep Apnea can have a significant impact on the emotional and mental health of the sufferer, and of the person he or she shares a bed with.

The poor sleep quality that comes with sleep apnea may be shared with the other person in the bed; if you’re snoring and waking up frequently in the night, chances are that your partner’s sleep is being disrupted as well.

This is will feel frustrating in the moment for both of you, and over time, it can even build resentment on both sides. Your partner may feel annoyed, resentful and frustrated by the constant disruptions, and you may feel the same way about their lack of understanding… after all, you’re not doing it on purpose!

In addition, the lack of sleep you’ve been experiencing can make you feel lethargic, grumpy, irritable and even depressed during your waking hours, and this is likely to have a negative impact on your relationships with your family members, friends and even your co-workers.

Sleep is critical for good physical and emotional health.

If you are suffering from sleep apnea, or think you might be, it’s crucial for your overall wellbeing that you find a way to manage it. While you can't help the fact that you have sleep apnea, you do have the power to improve your health and your relationships by seeking out help.

There are a great many options for treating sleep apnea, from weight loss and lifestyle changes to oral sleep appliance or even surgery.

Our Ladner Village dentists are experienced in the diagnosis and management of sleep apnea. Contact us today - we can help!

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