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The Best Sleep Positions For Pregnancy

About one-quarter of all pregnant women will snore during their third trimester of pregnancy even if they haven’t  snored before, according to reports. And while it’s almost unheard of not to have any sleep issues as one’s delivery date comes closer, snoring is more than just uncomfortable. As a woman’s blood volume increases during pregnancy, […]

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What to Expect During Your Sleep Study

  Any responsible doctor will suggest a sleep study if you’ve complained of snoring. That’s because she will want to rule out obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or other issues, such as over-relaxed muscles, frequent partial wakings or other issues that may be going on. Many people put off sleep studies, though. It’s not hard to […]

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7 Common Snoring Myths – BUSTED

Think you can’t possibly be a snorer, or if you do snore, that you’re not at risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? You may be right – but on the other hand, you could be missing information critical to your sleep and your health. What you don’t know can hurt you. Here are 7 common […]

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“Grades” of Snoring

So, you snore a little at night. It’s not THAT bad. …is it? If you’re having trouble deciding whether or not your snoring is something to worry about (our recommendation: see your doctor either way), you should know that there are three grades of snoring to determine how serious your condition may be. The grading […]

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Top 10 Snoring Myths

If you think you know everything there is to know about snoring, think again. Conventional wisdom has led to some odd beliefs regarding snoring. Test your snoring knowledge with the following. 1. Snoring is normal. NOT NECESSARILY. Heavier breathing at night is normal due to relaxation of the throat, mouth and jaw muscles and due […]

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Yes, Virginia…Real Women Do Snore

  The old adage (and constant meme) is of the snoring husband and plagued wife. Generally, the image is of the man with his mouth wide open and eyes blissfully shut; the woman is sitting up in bed jamming something (her hands, a pillow, anything) over her ears. But is this always accurate? Actually, a […]

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How Little Sleep Do You Need?

On any snoring and sleep-related site (like this one), you’ll find plenty of information on how Western society chronically gets too little sleep. But here’s an interesting “other side of the coin”: just how little sleep can we get away with? First, let’s see what the experts have to say about sleep requirement ranges. How Much is Enough? […]

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