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6 Ways to Prevent Snoring
Sleep Soundly (and Soundless!)
12/3/2013 12:33:13 AM
Eeks! I just read WHEREIS170's comment about sleep apnea and feel compelled to clear up those misconceptions! Sleep apnea is not "taking over as an excuse for snoring"! Snoring the most obvious symptom of sleep apnea, and sleep apnea is frequently (though not always) caused by obesity. It is a serious condition leading to hypertension and heart attacks, not to mention a severely diminished quality of life. Nobody slaps a machine on your face without testing first, and believe me, you don't want to be a "hose head" if it isn't going to help. The CPAP machine and masks are unpleasant and -- I might add -- serious motivation to lose weight just so you won't need them anymore, but the improvement in your functioning if you are compliant with the treatment is amazing. Treating sleep apnea makes it possible to lose the necessary weight to overcome the condition if it is caused by your obesity. Without treatment, you just feel too cruddy to do anything with your life. And the reason sleep apnea diagnoses are becoming more common is twofold: there is greater awareness of the condition, and obesity is on the increase. No excuses here -- just the cold, hard reality of another medical condition caused (usually) by obesity.
10/21/2013 5:45:44 AM
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I'm passing this on to my bf. He is overweight, drinks a lot, and he smokes. His snoring is so bad that I want to be one of those couples with two bedrooms.
10/29/2012 9:50:11 PM
Another point of view: My beloved snores horribly, and I ended up resorting to earplugs or another room. Then he was away for awhile and I couldn't sleep with all that quiet! His snoring is music to me now, knowing that he's home and all is well.
What an eye opener! I have had people drive miles because they said they coould not sleep in the same BUILDING as me. I never associated my snoring with my weight problem. Also, it's hard to sleep on your side when you're fat.
Being overweight contributes to snoring immensly, however sleep apnea, is real condition. I know it seems like everyone who snores now is diagnosed to have sleep apnea, much like anyone who is moody is bipolar. If you do snore alot, it may well be worth a trip to the dr. and get checked out for sleep apnea. If you do have it and get a breathing machine, you will be surprised at how much more energy you have from sleeping better.
Why is it that sleep apnea is taking over as an excuse for snoring. Man, it's like they want us all on those breathing machines these days. When they can't figure it out at the docs office, then that's what they suggest, unless your lucky to be sent to a sleep clinic (if your lucky). Sometimes truth hurts, your over weight and the fat in your neck (and inside your throat) is causing you harm. Why can't people be honest. I don't get it sometimes. Their quick enough to tell you to quit smoking but not to lose some weight.
My husband quit smoking and what a difference it makes as far as his snoring goes...(it of course made a difference in lots of positive ways). I tried not to complain because it's not like a person snores loudly on purpose ...but...It is really nice to be able to sleep soundly again, for both of us.
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