You’re Not the Only One Suffering
It’s no secret that sleep apnea is a burden that affects more than just the person with the condition. While you may suffer from chronic fatigue and inability to concentrate, others have likely taken notice as well, especially your significant other.
Loud snoring, gasping for air, and mood changes are common symptoms of sleep apnea which can cause arguments between even the most compassionate couples. Luckily, Dr. Lawrence has the knowledge and skills to treat your unique condition so you and your sleeping partner can both enjoy the benefits of a quality night’s sleep.
Statistically Speaking on Sleep Apnea
While the person most affected by sleep apnea is the person with the disorder, it’s clear that it can negatively impact your relationship as well. In addition to chronic fatigue, loud snoring, and mood disorders, sleep apnea has been linked to various factors that can affect couples, including:
- Weight gain
- Car accidents
- Poor immune response
- Heart disease
Frequently Asked Questions
Can sleep apnea affect hormones?
If sleep apnea is left untreated for even a few days, it can increase blood sugar, fat levels, stress hormones, and blood pressure. This can lead to problems in the immediate future and down the line. If you have sleep apnea, seeking treatment will help prevent future health complications and improve your quality of life. Contact our Mckinney office for more information on how we can help treat sleep apnea.
Can sleep apnea change your personality?
Patients with sleep apnea have a higher rate of depression and experience anxiety more often than patients without sleep apnea. The likelihood of mood disorders increases with the severity of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is also associated with difficulty focusing, memory problems, poor decision-making, and stress.
What aggravates sleep apnea?
There are a few factors that can make your untreated sleep apnea worse, including:
- Weight gain
- Sleeping on your back
If you have sleep apnea, contact our McKinney office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lawrence by calling (972) 542-9129. He’ll find a sleep apnea treatment that’s right for you.
How can I fix sleep apnea naturally?
Certain lifestyle modifications can help improve your sleep apnea, including:
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Exercise regularly
- Positional therapy
- Use a humidifier
- Avoid alcohol and smoking
While lifestyle modifications are helpful, they’re best used in combination with a trusted method such as an oral appliance so you can be sure you’re getting the most out of your treatment.
Ease The Strain on Your Relationship With Sleep Apnea Treatment
When you and your partner are suffering from sleep deprivation, it can be difficult to get along or even enjoy each other’s company. When you get the quality sleep you need, the benefits can spill over into other areas of your life that you and your partner will appreciate. Contact our McKinney office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lawrence by calling (972) 542-9129 so you and your partner can experience the satisfaction of a peaceful night’s rest.