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Many serious Health Problems are linked to Snoring

Major research studies around the world emphatically link heavy snoring and sleep apnea to a very long list of dangers to your personal health, as well as numerous other significant problems that can be caused for you both at work or at home. The diagram below makes this extremely clear. Most people ignore snoring and it remains dangerously undiagnosed and untreated. If you snore, think about taking some steps to resolve it – it’s fast, inexpensive, and easy to do so. 1. Hypertension - High Blood Pressure High blood pressure is significantly more likely to develop within patients suffering from...

Will a simple Chin Support Strap stop me Snoring?

In a word – Yes. In more than one word – They are mostly appropriate for those who suffer from open-mouthed snoring – and that’s the majority. For those who are not sure of what a chin support strap is, it is a one-piece band of flexible material that fits over the head and keeps the mouth closed whilst you’re sleeping. It fits comfortably over the top of the head and under the jaw and it adjusts easily to the best and most acceptable position – in fact, after a while, users say that it’s hardly noticed. The results are...

Stop Snoring the easy way – and get a great night’s sleep

In this increasingly hectic world, a good night's sleep has become especially valuable, and also become increasingly difficult to get. Snoring, and sleep apnoea, which is a medical problem where the airway collapses during sleep and your breathing stops, rob people and their bed partners of the rest they need. Around 45% of the population snores and this figure is rising due to the growth in the number of people who are overweight, something with which snoring is closely related. In addition, figures show that millions of people in the United States and Canada have sleep apnea, and many millions...

New Canadian study links diabetes to sleep apnea

Government figures show as many as forty-five percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally and over 25 percent are habitual snorers. Problem snoring is more frequent in males and in overweight people and it usually worsens with age. Snoring may be an indication of obstructed breathing and should not be taken lightly as it has been proved to lead on to a wide range of dangerous health problems, particularly heart attacks and strokes. There seems to be a growing list of factors that could increase the risk of a person ultimately developing diabetes and recently, sleep apnea was also...

Oral Appliance Treatment (MAD’s) for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Oral Appliance Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An Update Kate Sutherland, Ph.D.1,2; Olivier M. Vanderveken, M.D., Ph.D.3,4; Hiroko Tsuda, Ph.D.5; Marie Marklund, Ph.D.6; Frederic Gagnadoux, M.D., Ph.D.7,8,9; Clete A. Kushida, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.S.M.10; Peter A. Cistulli, M.D., Ph.D.1,2 1Centre for Sleep Health and Research, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, Sydney, NSW, Australia; 2NHMRC Centre for Integrated Research and Understanding of Sleep (CIRUS), University of Sydney and Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia; 3Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium; 4Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of...

Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD’s) – The Facts

In simple terms, a mandibular advancement device is one of the three medically proven and approved methods that will stop you snoring quickly and will lessen the problems caused by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in mild to moderate form. You will find that they are recommended by doctors, dentists and sleep disorder clinics worldwide, as well as finding a few selected products that are approved by the major national Health Authorities such as the National Health Service (NHS) in countries such as Great Britain. What are they? MAD’s are mouthpieces that are used at night when sleeping and are similar to...

Too little sleep can play havoc with our health!

Some experts say the biggest cause of lack of sleep is, by far, snoring! Lack of sleep may disrupt genes Sleeping for fewer than six hours for several nights in a row affects hundreds of genes in our bodies and it is these genes that are responsible for keeping us in good health, says a new study. Research led by the Surrey Sleep Research Centre has found that people who were subjected to sleep deprivation for a week underwent physical changes at a molecular level that could affect their wellbeing seriously if they continued for the long term. Sleep disorders...