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It may be difcult to know
whether you sufer from typical
or excessive snoring
A large
part of the problem comes
from the fact that it can be
difcult to diagnose your own
snoring habits while you are
Perhaps the most useful
information would come from
a spouse, who may be awoken
through the night as a result
of the snoring
she will
be more familiar with your
snoring and may be able to
ofer an opinion as to whether
they notice excessive snoring
So, just what is excessive
snoring? Perhaps it could best
be defned as repetitive, loud,
disruptive and continual
Regular snoring is ofen the
result of the airway passages
becoming restricted through
the night
Tis is generally
caused by the fatty tissues
relaxing in the back of the
throat and causing a vibration,
which is snoring
snoring, however, may be a
sign of something much more
In fact, excessive
snoring is a direct symptom of
sleep apnea
Suferers of this
disorder actually stop breathing
on more than one occasion
during the night
Tis results
from the airways becoming
completely blocked and, if lef
untreated, sleep apnea may
lead to heart disease, a stroke or
other serious medical problem
If you sufer from excessive
snoring, it may be time to
consider visiting the doctor
for a proper diagnosis
If it
is determined that you have
sleep apnea, you may need
treatment to prevent the
disorder from causing further
If you simply
sufer from excessive snoring,
there may be various snoring
remedies that can curb your
nighttime nuisance
them, sleeping on your side
instead of your back, ridding
your home of allergens,
losing weight if previously
diagnosed with obesity, giving
up cigarettes and alcohol, etc
In addition, some anti
devices may be able to stop
snoring immediately
One such
device, known as the Sleep
Genie, is doctor approved and
comfortably supports the jaw
while keeping the mouth closed
during sleep
It is virtually
impossible to snore with your
mouth closed, which is why
the Sleep Genie is popular
among snoring suferers
It is
important to remember that
the Sleep Genie is not intended
to cure sleep apnea, but rather
help to eliminate snoring and
add better quality sleep
Tis article is intended for
informational purposes only
It should not be used as, or in
place of, professional medical
Before beginning any
treatment for snoring, please
consult a doctor for a proper
diagnosis and remedy
One of the most efective
ways to cure sleep apnea is
through weight loss
is one of the leading causes
of sleep apnea and, therefore,
is a large part of it
s cure
beginning a well
program consisting of diet and
exercise, you will not only be
helping to cure sleep apnea, but
also taking a big step toward
warding of future illnesses
associated with obesity
It is important to remember
that only a physician can
properly diagnose sleep apnea
Tis is confrmed through
a series of questions and
possibly a sleep study, which
is when the patient spends the
night at a sleep center where
there breathing patterns are
Afer every possible
attempt to cure sleep apnea
has proven unsuccessful, a
physician may recommend
Before electing for
surgery, the patient should be
aware of all risks associated
with the procedure
At the
same time, it is very important
to cure sleep apnea or sufer the
increased risks of heart disease,
stroke and other serious
Many physicians will recommend
use of a device called a
Continuous Positive Airway
device, which
provides continual air pressure
for the suferer throughout the
Some users of the CPAP
machine fnd additional comfort
with the Sleep Genie, which
helps the mouth to remain closed
and prevents the escape of the
CPAP air treatments
While not
intended as a cure for sleep apnea,
the Sleep Genie ofen provides for
better quality sleep to suferers