It is not necessary for sleep-related breathing disorders to have medical ramifications for them to be disruptive to people’s lives. Featured Patient #109 came to us for help with her troublesome snoring which was preventing her husband from sleeping in the same room with her.
Snoring can cause significant relationship problems and has let to many a divorce. The snorer is almost always unaware of their snoring unless told by a bed partner. Bed partners can loose significant amounts of sleep as they suffer from “second hand snoring”. When bed partners chose to sleep in a separate bedroom rather than deal with the snoring, feelings can be hurt.
Oral appliance therapy allowed Featured Patient #109 to sleep quietly. We were pleased for her when she told us, “My husband and I can now sleep in the same bedroom!”