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Don’t Count on Your Doctor to Connect the Dots on Sleep Apnea

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Although in recent years there has been a great deal of progress made on sleep apnea awareness and education for both the public and for doctors, there’s still a long way to go in terms of getting the condition to be foremost on the minds of doctors, who may fail to diagnose the condition. To Read more…

Are You a Snorer or a Night Groaner?

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

If you’re a noisy sleeper, it may be snoring, or it may be another condition that is closely related, but isn’t necessarily as serious. It’s called catathrenia, night groaning, and it’s only recently come to light. Distinguishing Sleep Groaning and Snoring Although snoring and sleep groaning both are sounds people make when sleeping, they are Read more…

Are Summer Allergies Making Your Snoring Worse?

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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Most people enjoy reduced snoring in the summer because of a combination of factors. With spending more time outside and being active, they’ve shed their extra winter weight, and with cold season and spring allergy season behind us, the majority of people are breathing easy. But there are two groups of people who aren’t necessarily Read more…

Sleep Position Advice Underestimates Sleep Apnea Significance

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

There are many advice articles out there about which sleep position is best. Most of us tend to stick with what we’re comfortable with until something encourages us to change, but if you’re looking to consciously change your sleep position, then you may be looking for advice about which sleep position is best. But you Read more…

Drug Treatment of Sleep Apnea Is Ineffective

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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As a general rule, the American medical system seems to favor drug-based treatments whenever possible. As a result, about 70% of Americans take prescription drugs, and 20% of Americans were taking five or more prescription drugs. So it may seem miraculous that the two main sleep apnea treatments–CPAP and oral appliances– are non-drug treatments. This Read more…

Weight Loss Is the Best At-Home Snoring Treatment

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Last week we talked about the crazy anti-snoring surgery a man tried at home, and chances are you’ve noticed dozens of snoring remedies advertised on TV or in the drugstore. But while few of these work, there is one way to really improve your snoring without the help of a doctor: losing weight. The problem Read more…

Desperate to Stop Snoring, Man Attempts Own Sinus Surgery

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

We know that people are sometimes desperate to stop the snoring of others, such as the woman who stabbed her husband over his snoring, but it’s a marker of how disruptive snoring can be that a man would attempt his own sinus surgery to stop his snoring. Of course, unless you are a trained surgeon, Read more…

How Much Is Sleep Apnea Costing Your Business?

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Sleep apnea is a condition in which breathing stops at night. Usually this is because the airway collapses while sleeping, cutting off a person’s breath, and forcing them to wake up temporarily to resume breathing. This can happen hundreds of times a night, and may make it impossible for people to reach the deeper, restorative Read more…

Is Snoring Ruining Your Sex Life?

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

According to a new survey of Britons, many people believe that snoring is interfering with their sex life. Apart from the physical effects of sleep apnea on your sexual abilities, this survey focused on the impact snoring has on your relationship with your partners. Mostly Middle-Aged Respondents The survey asked 500 people who were snorers Read more…

Sleep Apnea Might Damage Your Liver

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

It’s long been known that morbidly obese patients with sleep apnea were at a high risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). What wasn’t known was whether sleep apnea was an independent factor in causing NAFLD or whether they were both caused by obesity. Now a new study shows that sleep apnea may increase your Read more…