The New York Post recently wrote about sleep apnea and how it can lead to divorce. Yikes! I hope that isn’t the case, but let’s take a look at what they are saying. I will say, though, sleep apnea should never lead to divorce because treatment is available that can help solve this problem.
Sleep is vital for maintaining overall health and well-being. It helps to restore and maintain our immune, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems, but it also maintains our mental performance, mood, memory and even sexual health. There is a long list of environmental factors leading to a lack of sleep, such as late night lurking on Instagram, but there is a host of medical conditions that can affect sleep with sleep apnea being the most common.
How does sleep apnea lead to sex life problems?
Other than increasing your risk of serious medical conditions, sleep apnea can also have a profound effect on sexual health. It has been shown that sleep apnea can often lead to a loss of libido in women and erectile dysfunction in men. With good quality sleep, testosterone is usually produced in abundance and consequently, sexual health is maintained. However, sleep apnea causes hormonal levels to drop, leading to sexual dysfunction.
By receiving a sleep apnea diagnosis, you can receive proper treatment for your condition. Through proper treatment and lifestyle changes, you can be proactive in preventing any further complications with your sex life. This can lead to a happier relationship and a better night’s sleep.
Contact us at Craniofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Center of Georgia to learn more about treatment options for sleep apnea.