Has sleep apnea affected your romantic relationship?

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Hi everyone,

So... when I do not use my CPA machine, my snoring is so loud that my wife does not want to sleep in the bed with me... The sleep apnea machine stops the snoring, which is great, but it is hard to be romantic once it is on.

So, if I lay in bed, I want to put the machine on in case I fall asleep so my wife will at least sleep in the bed with me... however, if the mood strikes I cant just lean over and start kissing her or her vice-versa.... it is kind of frustrating...

Does anyone else experience it? Has it affected your romantic relationship?

Beginning of the discussion - 6/6/19

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I defeinitly know where you are coming from. It is not a chick magnet thats for sure... I do not know how my wife can find it appealing... she probably doesn't. I have started to snore again she said, even with my CPAP machine on, which is causing her to have difficulty sleeping. She said it is not as loud as it is when I do not wear the machine, but still it is irritating her. I googled it and it seems for most people with sleep apnea, the CPAP machine ends the snoring; however, for a small percentage snoring may still exist. Glad to know I am that small percentage.

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@monicashusband @CAkid78 The CPAP is definitely not the most mood-setting thing ever, that's for sure! πŸ˜‚ But overall my wife prefers it over my snoring and her restless nights any day. It may be a bit less "romantic" but we try to plan out our "intimate" moments together beforehand so that the CPAP doesn't make an appearance.

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Starting a new relationship it is very hard to talk about this as it can be a mood killer.My last relationship did not use it for over a year when I was with him maybe jeopardizing my health at the time

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My boyfriend and I both have sleep apnea and use the cpap machines.  To be intimate you really don’t have to plan just take it off when you ilare intimate and after that pit it back on and continue to sleep the rest of the night 

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@kat212 Yes of course. Can you imagine wearing it during? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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I think for me the conditions behind my sleep apnea (COPD and emphysema) have had more of an impact. But the fatigue I have from not sleeping well does make me grumpy sometimes and sometimes unfortunately I think it comes out on my wife. I'm working on it, and hopefully as time goes on and I get more used to the CPAP and get it adjusted to the right levels that'll improve