Snoring and Health

Loud Snoring a Sign of Sleep Apnea

Nearly everyone snores at one time or another, but when it is a nightly occurrence it may indicate a more serious condition called obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA.  This condition occurs when the airways become obstructed due to chronic inflammation in the airways or their collapse during sleep when the muscles relax.  Not only can this condition lead to other health problems, but it can be fatal if the sleeper doesn’t wake up to change [...]
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Snoring Kills Productivity

You found the perfect employee.  She shows up early for work each morning, is pleasant to be around, and gets a lot of work done before lunchtime.  But by two o’clock in the afternoon, she is slumped at her desk, asleep.  She probably isn’t the only one in the office that has this problem.  And after the first few weeks of work, you notice the development of irritability and trouble concentrating.  Does this pattern sound [...]
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Sharing the Bed with Your Husband Can Help Him Stop Snoring

We have all experienced this, or at least heard of it. As you begin to drift off to sleep, you hear some loud noises that would be similar to a lumberyard, but don’t worry, it’s not a nightmare, it’s your husband, and he is snoring. So, what can you do? Well, some new studies show that in married couples the wife holds the keys to helping her husband with his sleep apnea problems. Obstructive sleep [...]
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Snoring During Pregnancy, And What You Can Do About It!

So, you may be wondering what would cause snoring during pregnancy. Well, most likely, the culprit would be nasal congestion and excess weight gain, which are common things with any pregnancy. However, if your snoring has become more intense than usual, or occurs more often, you may want to consult your Doctor, because it could actually be due to sleep apnea or gestational diabetes. Snoring, even if it is something you have never done before [...]
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Snoring Problems Could Result in Heart Risk

People that snore loudly while they are asleep at night may have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. They may often snore so loud that they wake themselves up, and then feel very groggy the next day and not being able to concentrate. They may even almost fall asleep while they are at their places of work. This may sound like a major problem, but a new study has indicated that there could be even [...]
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Some Causes of Snoring

When it comes to snoring, the main cause of it is due to the narrowing of airways mainly in your throat that restricts the amount of air that you breathe while you are trying to sleep. When you are asleep, the muscles in the back of your throat are in their most relaxed state. As you begin to inhale and exhale, the soft tissues in the back of your throat begin to vibrate, and that [...]
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Sharing The Bed With Your Significant Other Helps To Reduce Snoring

Have you ever laid down beside of your partner, seemingly just fallen asleep, and then it sounds like a jackhammer is sharing the bed with you? Do not worry; your house is not in the process of being demolished. Instead, your partner is snoring up a storm, and you find it hard to sleep because of it. I am sure this has happened too many times to count on both of your hands, but in [...]
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A Link Between Psychiatry and Sleep Apnea?

It sounds rather crazy (no pun intended) but a hospital Salt Lake City, Utah started a pilot program designed to test their psychiatric patients for sleep apnea.  Sleep apnea is a condition where someone that snores heavily stops breathing for moments at a time due to airway obstruction.  (The definition of apnea is “the absence of breath.”)  In compiling the statistics that were gathered during the implementation of their new program, they found some surprising [...]
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A Procedure to Stop Snoring

Snoring is a problem that is centuries old, and throughout time people have been trying to find a cure for the condition.  Not only is the noise obnoxious and troublesome, but snoring can be a symptom of a very serious condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).  This is a serious disorder in which the snorer’s breathing is interrupted repeatedly through the night, caused by the relaxation of the muscles in the back of the [...]
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Snoring Can Mean Smaller Babies

If you are a woman that snores, pay close attention.  That snoring could mean that you have a condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).  This is a condition where the muscles that support the airways become relaxed, allowing the airways to become narrowed or to collapse.  One of the major symptoms of this condition is loud snoring.  There are also times when the snorer quits breathing for short periods of time during sleep, causing them [...]
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