Being tired all the time is no fun. Lack of rest can increase your chance of heart disease and diabetes and that can weigh heavily upon you. Then depression and despair follows, sleep apnea is a real pain. But it isn’t just a pain for you, it is also one for your partner, who has to put up with the snoring and the strain that sleep apnea puts on a relationship.
Unfortunately damaged relationships are just another harmful side effect of sleep apnea. Even if your partner is a saint that unique grunting sound that accompanies sleep apnea will eventually be too much for them. They may stick cotton in their ears or turn up a sound machine to try to muffle the sound of your snoring but it usually doesn’t work. And when they have had enough of the maddening sound they will head for another room, preferably one that is far enough away so they don’t hear you gasping for air every couple of minutes.
This isn’t good for a relationship. (Believe me)
Let say that you have a cpap machine and you are one of the fortunate ones that it benefits, is your problem solved? Maybe, maybe not. The cpap also makes a sound, although they are making them less noisy. If your partner is okay with that then good, that problem is solved.
Of course there is also the subject of intimacy in bed. There certainly isn’t any question that the mask can’t remain on while being intimate, it would kill the mood a little don’t you think. It might look like your partner is having sex with someone on life support. That can’t be a turn on.
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