Less Snoring & More Sleep For You & Your Spouse

You’ve tossed. You’ve turned.

You’ve tried earplugs.

You haven’t used violence, but you have been tempted.

Your partner’s snoring is intolerable, and it’s keeping you from getting a good night’s sleep. What’s more, your partner doesn’t seem all that rested in the morning either.

It’s possible snoring is only a symptom of a bigger problem. If your spouse has sleep apnea, it may be affecting much more than the quality of your sleep.

If you live in or near Fredericksburg, VA, our doctors may be able to help. To schedule a consultation at the office of Drs. Lloyd Moss, Jr., and Lloyd Moss, III, call 540-369-4926.

Snoring Is Just One Symptom

Often snoring is the most obvious consequence of untreated sleep apnea, but it’s not the most serious one.

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder. People with this condition can stop breathing dozens and even hundreds of times every night. With obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), people’s airways become blocked when they fall asleep.

When this happens, their bodies will wake them up. Because this happens repeatedly, they never reach the stages of deep sleep. That can lead to sleep deprivation and cause stress on the body.

Because of sleep deprivation, people with sleep apnea are more likely to have morning headaches, daytime sleepiness, and a greater risk of being involved in car accidents. The physical stress of breathing stoppages can raise the risk of high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and heart attacks, just to name a few health concerns.

The Benefits of Treatment

The treatment for sleep apnea is to find a way to help your partner keep breathing when they fall asleep. By doing this, they will stay asleep longer, which allows them to reach the stages of deep sleep.

This can help them feel rested and refreshed when they wake up, reduce their headaches, and may reduce their risk of the health problems mentioned earlier. When they are able to breathe throughout the night, they are less likely to snore as well. We’ve had some patients tell us that their spouses have stopped snoring almost completely.

Before we can begin treatment, however, we need to determine if your spouse has sleep apnea or another condition. We can help you arrange a sleep test so a sleep physician can give a diagnosis.

If your partner does have OSA, we can design a special oral appliance for them to wear at night. This is similar to a mouthguard, but it has a different purpose. This appliance moves the lower jaw forward, which helps to keep their airway open.

Treating Apnea Can Help You Both Sleep Better

Don’t spend another night trying to figure out if you should banish your special someone to the couch or the guest bedroom. Contact the office of Drs. Moss & Moss if you live in or near Fredericksburg, VA. We want to help you get the healthy sleep you need and deserve.

To contact us, fill out our online form or call 540-369-4926 today!