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Couple-Focused Therapy May Help with Sleep Apnea

How sleep apnea affects relationships

People who snore can put a lot of strain in a relationship. Those with sleep apnea usually don’t get enough and healthy sleep, and snoring can be disruptive to the partner's sleep. Regular snoring creates tiredness, resentment, and frustration between couples. Snoring also cause interference in sexual and emotional intimacy due to less sleep and oxygen throughout the night. Sometimes sleep apnea can cause tension between couple leading them to sleep in different rooms.

A person who experience poor quality sleep usually become short tempered and very irritable. This causes the management of conflict difficult and increases negative feelings. Undergoing sleep apnea therapy can lead better sleep and a loving relationship in which both partners sleep together in the same room without separating.