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Sleep Apnea Causes & Solutions

Sleep Apnea FAQs What are the symptoms of sleep apnea? The most commonly recognized symptom of sleep apnea is snoring during the night. While snoring can be mildly annoying or even humorous, other implications can be much more serious. During sleep apnea, there is often an interruption in sleep patterns due to obstruction of the airway. This variety is called obstructive sleep apnea. Typically people who suffer from the condition [...]

Sleep Apnea Causes & Solutions2021-06-08T08:00:43-07:00

Guard Against Snoring…

And Obstructive Sleep Apnea While snoring can be annoying for family members trying to enjoy a night's rest, it's more than just a nuisance. It can also be associated with a more serious condition called sleep apnea. Those with sleep apnea experience irregular breathing during sleep. The most common type (called Obstructive Sleep Apnea) occurs due to snoring when the tongue and soft tissue relaxes and temporarily blocks the air [...]

Guard Against Snoring…2020-03-24T08:00:53-07:00

What’s So Bad about Snoring?

Snoring may be an annoying social problem and a subject of humor, but it also may be the cause (or the signal) of some serious medical problems. Snoring can lead to numerous awakenings from an otherwise deep sleep. Such interrupted sleep patterns can cause daytime drowsiness which can impair the ability to concentrate, accomplish required tasks and handle minor irritations. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has estimated that more [...]

What’s So Bad about Snoring?2019-06-11T08:00:36-07:00

When Somebody’s Snoring

Identifying (and Responding to) Sleep Apnea Besides the sound of your house being sawed in half, what happens when you snore? Your tongue's so relaxed, it caves in to the throat, blocking air passages. In rare cases, when snoring is extreme, sleep apnea is the diagnosis. The Greek word apnea literally means without breath. Three types of apnea exist: obstructive, central, and mixed. Despite their differences in root causes, in [...]

When Somebody’s Snoring2018-06-19T00:00:30-07:00

Sounding Off About Snoring!

Do you snore, and has your partner compared it to the sound of a giant band saw slowly slicing through the house? Ever wake up groggy and grumpy after a "full night's sleep?" If the answers are "Yes" and "Yes," you could be suffering from sleep apnea, a not-so-funny condition in which sleepers actually stop breathing for brief periods overnight. For most of us, snoring can be reduced or eliminated [...]

Sounding Off About Snoring!2018-01-16T08:00:07-08:00

Tired? Do You Sleep Soundly?

Live your dream of a good night's sleep Good sleepers have a routine that doesn't change, even on weekends: lights out at the same time, alarm buzzing at the same time. They don't use caffeine late in the day or rely on alcohol or sleeping pills at bedtime. They exercise daily, and start relaxing two hours before bedtime. About half of all people over 65 report that they used to [...]

Tired? Do You Sleep Soundly?2016-04-26T00:00:02-07:00

How Are You Sleeping?

We have informational brochures in our office concerning snoring and sleep apnea. If you suffer from these problems or are losing sleep because of someone who does, answering these simple questions may help you identify your symptoms. A Sleep Quiz I have been told that I snore. I have been told that I snore loudly, every night and in all sleep positions. I have been jolted awake gasping for breath [...]

How Are You Sleeping?2015-08-25T00:00:44-07:00

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous disorder with fairly benign symptoms—loud snoring at night, and morning headaches or daytime bouts of sleepiness. The cause? Intermittent periods throughout sleep when an individual actually stops breathing. Breathing cessation, or apnea, lasts from seconds to nearly a minute. When breathing resumes—the brain senses lack of oxygen and wakes you up—snoring is loud, sometimes explosive. In the morning, the build-up of carbon dioxide in [...]

What is Sleep Apnea?2015-07-21T00:00:24-07:00

Is Snoring an Issue at Your House?

Do the walls of your house vibrate at night? Does your dog or cat sleep with his paws over his ears? If so, you may find some benefit in this article. In some men or women, snoring can be reduced or eliminated simply by wearing an oral appliance at night. The appliance enlarges the airway by positioning the lower jaw slightly forward. The appliance fits snugly onto the teeth of [...]

Is Snoring an Issue at Your House?2014-07-08T00:00:27-07:00
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