I have always been a snorer. Legendary by some people’s account. It can affect your relationships. Lately though sleep apnea has been gaining more attention as the more dangerous aspect of snoring. When my registered nurse girl friend nurse noticed that I stopped breathing multiple times during each night’s sleep, I decided it was time to be tested. A specialist equipped me with a monitor that I strapped on before bed one night. The monitor has several transducers that detected my breathing and a blood oxygen sensor. The test came back positive for moderate sleep apnea. The specialist recommended both a CPAP machine and an oral appliance. I have been using both with remarkable success. Bridget is very happy too.
If you suspect that you might have sleep apnea I would suggest that you be tested. There are health risks associated with sleep apnea. You might just save your life and your relationship.