Monthly Archives: August 2014

I Sleep with a Snorer :(

sleep apnea

Most things you read about in relation to snoring is focused on the individual who is the snorer.  Today, to appeal to the snorers who has not sort treatment,  I want to focus on their loved one who sleeps with them.

For the bed partners who are affected by their partner’s snoring, it’s a constant roller coaster.  They love the person they are with and honestly don’t want to vacate the bedroom.  They are struggling from guilt and miss the intimacy that their bed partner provides.  Unfortunately,  the lure of a good night sleep or any sleep for that matter is usually the catalyst for finding a spot in a “snore free zone” .  The snorer, while suffering from the affects of their own symptoms, typically don’t realize the affects of sleep deprivation they are inflicting on their partner.

Good Reason’s to Treat Your Snoring Issue

Sleeping with your bed partner helps create intimacy in the relationship.  Studies have found that couples who share sleep in a healthy relationships may lower levels of cortisol, a stress hormone.  Sharing a bed may also reduce cytokines, involved in inflammation, and boost oxytocin, the so-called love hormone that is known to ease anxiety and is produced in the same part of the brain responsible for the sleep-wake cycle.

Problems Associated with Snoring

  • Interruptions of breathing
  • Frequent waking from sleep,
  • Light sleeping.
  • Strain on the heart.
  • Poor night’s sleep.

How the Office of David M. Glasscock Can Help!

A snore guard might be your answer.  Snore Guards work by it moving your lower jaw forward, opening the airway enough so that air moves through unobstructed.  No vibration, no snoring!  Give our office a call!