Half-dressed military officials

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Men and women who serve in the military must be on alert for the opponent at every waking hour.  Others fight another battle, even while they’re sound asleep.

Snoring is an enemy that plagues people of all ages, walks of life and professions, as well as those who serve in the military.  Of course, when several military men and women start snoring in the same barracks, the resulting racket can make even the bravest souls prepared to take cover. Read more . . .

Sleeping grandma

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All women naturally have their little secrets.  It’s what really makes us so.. “mysterious”.  The problem is that some secrets, for instance snoring, don’t stay secret forever.

Couples are supposed to share everything, therefore,  sooner or later he’s going to find out that you snore. However, if it’s any consolation, you’re not alone.  Five percent of women snore,  by the age of 30.  And,  by the age of 60, this number increases to nearly forty percent.   Read more . . .

Man sleeps while seating

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A nighttime intruder creeps into the deepest corners of your sleep, and quietly takes your breath.

This sounds like a really terrifying nightmare.  In fact,  it’s something that countless men, women, and children, face every night of their lives.

Sleep apnea is generally a medical problem characterized by the interruption of breathing during sleep. The literal translation of ‘apnea’, in Greek,  is “without breath”.  If left untreated, it is a problem that can lead to some very serious health concerns. Read more . . .

Husband snores, wife awake

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Enjoying a night of uninterrupted,  peaceful,  sleep should be a right,  and not a privilege.  However, in our house, a silent night is a rare occurrence indeed.

As I do most nights, I watch the stars flicker in the sky while sitting at my desk late at night.  It’s a great way to relax my body and mind  as I prepare for blissful sleep.  Then, it suddenly happens.  The unavoidable slice through the silence.  It jars me back to full clarity; sounds as though a freight train will appear any second from under my desk.  There is, of course, no train.  The cause of the chaos is the collective snores of a few Cavalier Read more . . .

Lady sleeping and snoring in a train

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Snoring is a bothersome,  although largely harmless,  practice.   On the other hand, sleep apnea  is a medical disorder that can lead to serious consequences.

Sleep apnea happens when a person is unable to get sufficient oxygen into their system while sleeping.  Periods of apnea can last 10 seconds or longer,  and often cause the afflicted individual to wake in the night,  gasping for air.

Here are some common sleep apnea information:

*  In America alone, sleep apnea may be widespread in as many as 18 million people.  That means that approximately Read more . . .