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Sleep apnea is a severe illness that has many different symptoms, some of which can be worrisome and bothering to a spouse or partner. Here are a few of the signs and how they can cause issues with your relationship.

  • Sleep deprivation: Lack of sleep can result in many other symptoms, which can cause real problems in any person’s regular day to day life as well as their marriage, including:
    • Forgetfulness
    • Excessive tiredness
    • Moodiness
  • Snoring: Though people sometimes grow accustomed to their partners sleep sounds, it is not abnormal for someone with untreated sleep apnea to have unusually loud snoring, choking, coughing, snorting, and gasping throughout the night. This can cause other people sleeping nearby to have poor quality sleep even if they do not realize they hear the disturbances.
  • Health problems: As stated above, sleep apnea is a severe illness and can cause substantial health issues. If a person is refusing to take their health seriously and get a problem like this taken care of, that lack of self-care or self-preservation will put a strain on most marriages, partnerships, or relationships.

When you think you or a loved one has sleep apnea, even if the symptoms are not harming your relationship yet, contact a doctor today.

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