Poster of the group "The Singing Revolution"

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Today, chronic snorers are singing a new tune, thanks to a new technique.

There are many various approaches to stopping snoring, but not all of them work for everyone.  Surgical answers have sometimes been considered as a last resort, but there may be a gentler substitute.  In 1999, a research group in the United Kingdom performed tests to see if singing exercises could be used to strengthen the palate, causing it to be less flabby and finally, less likely to vibrate and cause snoring. Read more . . .

Ventolin inhaler

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Snoring is a health hazard and an inconvenience for both the snorer, and his or her spouse.  Many individuals will turn to surgery in a desperate attempt to cure the snoring, but non-surgical treatments are available.

While undertaking any non-surgical cure for snoring, it’s vital to establish a baseline to measure the effectiveness of the treatment.  This can be a rather difficult and time-consuming task.  Those with willing partners to help them can ask for feedback as to whether or not they notice an improvement once a cure is under Read more . . .

Man sleeps in a restaurant

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Obesity is a condition that is plaguing our modern society.  Sedentary lifestyles and high fat diets  are causing men, women and children to become overweight and face serious health problems.  Nowadays, virtually every health condition is either caused or worsened by obesity.  Snoring is not a health problem, but it can signify underlying concerns and it can most certainly be caused by excess weight.

When an individual is overweight, additional strain is put on all of the body parts and systems. The excess bulk of some parts of the body, caused by a build up of fatty tissue, can even obstruct with normal bodily functions. Read more . . .

Wife awake while husband sleeps

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Snoring has long been the source of shtick for comics,  and the cause of sleepless nights for unlucky bedmates.   However,  snoring is no laughing matter, and much more than an unwelcome alarm clock.  Snoring is caused by health concerns and can lead to serious medical troubles.  Additionally,  snorers and their partners can face mental health and emotional issues.

Further, those who live with a snorer can find life almost unbearable.  Sleeping together becomes a leap of faith, and snoring has been cited as basis for divorce.  However, it’s important to remember  that it’s not just the Read more . . .

Baby  sleeping on a high chair

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It’s 2:00 am, and something’s woken you.  It sounds like a colony of bullfrogs, or perhaps a marching band.  But then, you realize that people are snoring — in every room in your own house.

It’s bad enough that your husband snores like a wild man, but now you recognize that your child is snoring as well!  Out of curiosity, you mention the problem to your pediatrician, who tells you that children who snore should be checked for possible underlying concerns.

Is snoring usually genetic?  Actually, if one parent is a snorer, the kid is three times more likely to also Read more . . .