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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
asleep
.
Perhaps the most useful
information would come from
a spouse, who may be awoken
through the night as a result
of the snoring
.
He
/
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
.
Excessive
snoring, however, may be a
sign of something much more
serious
.
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
problems
.
If you simply
sufer from excessive snoring,
there may be various snoring
remedies that can curb your
nighttime nuisance
.
Among
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
-
snoring
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
advice
.
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
.
Obesity
is one of the leading causes
of sleep apnea and, therefore,
is a large part of it
'
s cure
.
By
beginning a well
-
balanced
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
monitored
.
Afer every possible
attempt to cure sleep apnea
has proven unsuccessful, a
physician may recommend
surgery
.
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
illnesses
.
Many physicians will recommend
use of a device called a
Continuous Positive Airway
Pressure
(
CPAP
)
device, which
provides continual air pressure
for the suferer throughout the
night
.
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
.
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