Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatment

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Know the Common Signs of Sleep Apnea so You Can Get the Help You Need

Sleep apnea affects as many as 22 million Americans. It is concerning not only because it is so prevalent but also because it masquerades as chronic snoring. Many more people may have sleep apnea than are diagnosed because people aren’t even aware that they need medical care for their snoring problem. Here, we point out …

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What Causes Sleep Apnea?

Snoring and feeling tired often go together. Because of this, many people who snore nightly believe that they are chronically tired because of their snoring. This may only be part of the picture. Snoring and excessive sleepiness are two of the primary symptoms of sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder. Here, we discuss what sleep …

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Could Balloon Sinus Dilation Put an End to Your Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a troubling condition that affects millions of people. A step up from snoring, OSA is characterized by pauses in respiration. A person with this condition may snore very loudly for a time, then go silent. The pause in breathing can last several seconds and may occur up to dozens of …

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When Someone You Love Snores

Snoring is one of the most common sleep habits we hear about today. On television and in movies, the habit is often portrayed as comical or annoying. We can see this attitude about snoring translated into real-life situations. To perceive snoring as nothing more than a funny or frustrating situation could be a mistake. Snoring …

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Causes of Chronic Snoring

Think you don’t snore? You’d probably be wrong. Most of us snore now and then. Studies suggest that nearly half of the population snores on occasion. However, most people aren’t bothered by their slight noise. It’s only about 25% of people who snore regularly and, shall we say, intensely. Loud snoring on a nightly basis …

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What is CPAP Therapy?

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can severely compromise long-term health and wellness. For this reason, reliable treatment is critical. While there may be lifestyle modifications that can alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnea, such as losing weight and sleeping with the head slightly elevated, medical treatment may be an immediate necessity. CPAP has …

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