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Man with Sleep Apnea Snoring

When Somebody’s Snoring

Identifying (and Responding to) Sleep Apnea Besides the sound of your house being sawed in half, what happens when you snore? Your tongue’s so relaxed, it caves into the throat, blocking air passages. In rare cases, when snoring is extreme, sleep apnea is the diagnosis. The Greek word apnea literally means without breath. Three types […]

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Snoring Husband

Sounding Off About Snoring!

Do you snore, and has your partner compared it to the sound of a giant band saw slowly slicing through the house? Ever wake up groggy and grumpy after a “full night’s sleep?” If the answers are “Yes” and “Yes,” you could be suffering from sleep apnea, a not-so-funny condition in which sleepers actually stop […]

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Man Snoring, Wife Covering Ears

Tired? Do You Sleep Soundly?

Live your dream of a good night’s sleep Good sleepers have a routine that doesn’t change, even on weekends: lights out at the same time, alarm buzzing at the same time. They don’t use caffeine late in the day or rely on alcohol or sleeping pills at bedtime. They exercise daily and start relaxing two […]

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How Are You Sleeping?

We have informational brochures in our office concerning snoring and sleep apnea. If you suffer from these problems or are losing sleep because of someone who does, answering these simple questions may help you identify your symptoms. A Sleep Quiz I have been told that I snore. I have been told that I snore loudly, […]

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous disorder with fairly benign symptoms—loud snoring at night, morning headaches, and/or daytime bouts of sleepiness. The cause? Intermittent periods throughout the night  when an individual actually stops breathing. Breathing cessation, or apnea, can last from seconds to nearly a minute. When breathing resumes—the brain senses lack of oxygen and […]

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Sleeping Man

Is Snoring an Issue at Your House?

Do the walls of your house vibrate at night? Does your dog or cat sleep with his paws over his ears? If so, you may find some benefit in this article. In some men or women, snoring can be reduced or eliminated simply by wearing an oral appliance at night. The appliance enlarges the airway […]

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