those who are dealing with atrial fibrillation are also suffering from sleep apnea.
If you notice that your partner is not only snoring loudly, but having periods of sleep where it sounds like they’re not breathing, it won’t hurt to have a conversation. In this conversation, express that your concern is beyond you not being able to sleep if the snoring is too loud.
If you and your partner agree to see your physician they can provide information and treatment that can save your life.
Treatment options like Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), will deliver a forced stream of air into your throat via a mask while you’re sleeping. This forced air pressure will keep your airway open.
Another option you and your partner have is oral appliance therapy, which is a custom-made oral appliance worn while you sleep to reposition your jaw and keep your airway open.
These options can do wonders and change your life in the long run.
Snoring can be cute and funny to discuss in the morning, but making sure there are no underlying conditions is a pivotal part of your health.
Depending on the nature of your partner, think and game plan on how you will approach this conversation without being offensive. You’re bound to get better results!