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sleep disorders

Snoring? The10-cent and 50-cent cure
by Murray Grossan, MD
Snoring? The10-cent and 50-cent cure Many people snore. The problem is that snoring that disturbs the partner, can develop into snoring that severely affects one's health, such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea. (OSA)

Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which the sleeper doesn't get enough air. This means that for periods of time the nose or throat is blocked and the percentage of oxygen that gets to the brain is reduced.
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Sleep Apnea...Itís Not Just A Manís Disease
by David Margelli, PA-C
Sleep Apnea women lag behind men until menopause, at which time they start to catch up

Sleep apnea has been recognized as a cause of significant daytime sleepiness for many years, but recent research has strongly implicated it as a risk factor for heart disease, including heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure. Sleep apnea can contribute to heart failure, and can itself be caused by heart failure. It has also been linked to diabetes and weight gain.
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Snoring...Not a Laughing Matter
by Ho-Sheng Lin, MD
Snoring Most people think of snoring as somewhat comical, and when asked whether they snore, patients will invariably laugh. Unfortunately, snoring is not a laughing matter.

Causes of Snoring
Broadly defined, snoring is just a noisy breathing that occurs during sleep. This occurs because the throat muscles relax during sleep causing the soft tissue in the throat to collapse which in turn causes the narrowing of the breathing passageway. The rattling noise associated with snoring develops as airflow through this narrowed passageway causes vibration of the floppy tissue in the back of the throat.
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Why Canít I Sleep?
by David Margelli, PA-C
Why Canít I Sleep? Taking consistently longer than 20 to 30 minutes to fall asleep suggests a problem.

Mention the word ďinsomniaĒ to people and many different descriptions may come to mind. Some would complain about trouble falling asleep, others about trouble staying asleep. Many would mention that they have had trouble with sleep quality occasionally, or just around stressful times. Others, only when traveling or working on a different shift. Many people would complain of a sense of bad sleep on a nightly basis for years, with no obvious cause.
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What to know before you wander off
by Joseph Ojile M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM
What to know before you wander off In an effort to make these incidents less embarrassing for all parties involved, the hotelís solution was to make their employees more aware of how common sleepwalking is and to store more towels at the front desk.

For many Americans, sleepwalking seems more like a myth, but in reality, it can affect up to four percent of adults. The condition is more common in children, with rates as high as 17 percent. It affects both genders, but in adulthood, men are much more likely to act aggressively during sleepwalking episodes.
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