Snoring is No JokeJuly 26, 2011
Earlier today we posted an article on our Facebook page where we often share information about sleep research, trends and issues. Today’s post was from a Canadian publication that offered some medical/scientific information about serious sleep disorders – like sleep apnea – behind the phenomenon of snoring.
The article focused primarily on the difficulty people – including celebrities – have adjusting to the snoring of their bed partners, sometimes just sleeping in separate rooms. It even mentioned a trend in upscale homes and hotels to build “snoratoriums” – rooms lined with sound absorption materials to try to minimize the sound of snoring.
The article also reviewed an array of devices and other ‘solutions’ for snoring that may or may not work. Overall, the article might give the impression that there is a lot of “benign” snoring around. But, I’d bet that with proper testing it probably isn’t so benign. There are many health issues proven or suspected to be tied to snoring – whether from sleep apnea or not. For example, there is new evidence indicating that strokes, hypertension and other cardiovascular consequences are associated with snoring.
While the disturbance to partners from snoring is often discussed in terms of bedroom humor, we sleep medicine professionals know that it’s no laughing matter. Men and women, if you snore to the extent that you’re keeping your partner awake night after night, get yourself tested either at a sleep lab or at home using a portable device.
Once you understand the cause of your snoring, there are a number of excellent new drug-free and non invasive treatments available that actually work. Do your health and your relationships a big favor!
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