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For Some Couples it Feels Like Snoring Should be Grounds for Divorce

It’s a gold mine for comedic material, especially when it comes to sitcoms, but for the spouses of those who snore, it’s no laughing matter. Snoring is not only a concern for the one doing it, but for anyone else trying to get a good night’s sleep in the same room, it can be a big concern as well.

Most spouses will tell you they’ve tried every over-the-counter remedy they could find. They’ve tried nasal strips, nose plugs, wristbands, chin straps, you name it. They’ve tried hitting them with a pillow, wearing ear plugs, propping them up on 4 pillows until they fall over and even nudging (possibly kicking) them every time they snore.

Many couples end up resorting to sleeping in separate bedrooms as the desperation for a good night’s rest becomes so severe that they’ve run out of options. Although there are no reliable statistics available, if they did a study on how often snoring comes into play as a reason for ending a relationship or marriage, the numbers would likely be surprisingly high.

A study was, however, conducted at the Sleep Disorder Center at the Medical Center of Rush University married couples in which one partner snores had a high rate of marital dissatisfaction and admitted to having a reduced quality of life. It's no wonder since sleep deprivation can take a toll on our health and our mental wellbeing.

Long-term sleep deprivation can cause:

  • Impulsive behavior
  • Irritability
  • Forgetfulness
  • Impaired reaction times
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Weakened immune system
  • High blood pressure
  • Weight gain

Here at Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics, we take sleep seriously. If you think you or your partner may be snoring because of a  sleep disorder called sleep apnea, call us at 206-316-8286 to schedule an appointment.

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Epigenetic Orthodontics can open and protect the airway enhancing breathing both during sleep and awake activities.

Dr. Buck practices a philosophy that integrates airway into all diagnosis and treatments. Dentistry has traditionally not considered the airway when planning dental treatments. Fortunately, today there is a rapidly growing movement that now recognizes how dentistry can have an impact on the airway which affects breathing during sleep. If dental treatments, including TMJ, orthopedic and orthodontics are well planned the result can be that the airway is protected or even enhanced. There is a clear link between underdeveloped and retruded jaws together with narrow dental arches that puts a patient at risk for sleep breathing disorders.

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WOW! A 54% decrease in forward head posture; 164% increase in the antero-posterior size of the airway; 176% increase in the lateral size of the airway all from epigenetically centered jaw development orthopedics. This is the future of orthodontics!​