Man and dog sleeping on the sofa

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It’s now 3:00 am,  and your partner is snoring.  Yes, again.  While sometimes this is viewed as a laughable condition, there’s nothing funny about snoring.

Not everyone realizes the risks that may be faced by someone with a serious snoring problem.  This seemingly innocent condition can actually degenerate into sleep apnea, a chronic sleep disorder that can cause several negative health effects.  If you are a snorer, it’s vital to find out whether or not you may have sleep apnea.  Read more . . .

Lady sleeping with mouth slightly open

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There are millions of snorers across the world,  therefore, chances are good that you’re either one of them,  or you’re spending your not-so-silent nights in the house with one of them.

Snoring is certainly more than a nighttime noise fest. While sometimes no more than an innocent habit, snoring can also be an indication of more serious medical concerns. Understanding the many causes, symptoms, effects, and treatments of snoring can be confusing.     Read more . . .

Snorers in the train

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Snoring is a medical problem that can lead to further physical problems for the snorer, as well as emotional conflict for the snorer’s partner. Relationships have come to an end when one person cannot survive with the string of sleepless nights triggered by their noisy partner.

So while surgery may seem like an extreme way to cure or control  snoring, many welcome it as the source of a new life.

Surgery can be an effective treatment and even a cure for snoring, but it should be considered only after all other alternatives have been explored.  Finding a solution to snoring could be as simple as making a few lifestyle modifications. Read more . . .

Wife smiling, husband snoring

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Anyone who has ever spent a sleepless night with a noisy partner is well aware what snoring is all about.  Snoring can test the strength of any relationship, however,  understanding the cause of snoring can make it a little easier to manage.

Snoring is noisy breathing as a result of the nasal passageways and upper respiratory tract becoming partially or fully blocked.  When the obstruction causes breathing to stop during sleep at least 5 times every hour and for periods in excess of 10 seconds, it can suggest the presence of sleep apnea.  This can be an very risky condition that may cause the afflicted individual to literally die asleep. Read more . . .

Baby sound sleeping

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When little Johnny or Janie  first begins to snore, it’s natural for parents to see it as another cute childhood habit.  In reality, snoring children can be showing symptoms of a serious underlying problem.

When children snore, it can be a sign of OSA, or Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  This condition can pose a serious problem in up to three percent of healthy, normal preschoolers.  Most often, snoring in children under the age of six years old is caused by problems related to the adenoids and tonsils.  For these children, it’s not the size of Read more . . .