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Fun Break: How Do You “Snore” in Other Languages?

  Okay, so we already know the answer to that: you go to sleep and breathe. Lying on your stomach helps, as do drinking alcohol and forgetting your allergy medications. You’ve got us there – but do you know how to express a snoring sound in another language? Much as the rooster says “cock-a-doodle-doo” in English, “gou […]

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Is Napping GOOD For You?

    You’ve heard it a dozen times (or more): if you’re having trouble sleeping at night, DON’T NAP. The idea is that if you nap during the day, you’ll have even more trouble getting to sleep, or staying asleep, that night. Over time, this effect snowballs until your sleep schedule is entirely thrown off and even […]

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My Pet Snores. Should I Worry?

When Crouton began snoring, my wife and I thought it was so adorable, we actually taped it. But as time went by, I began to wonder. (I say “I” because let’s face facts: the entire family knows Crouton is really my cat. Am I right, buddy? Yeah, Daddy’s right.) At first I passed it off […]

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Snoring Season: How Seasonal Changes Affect Sleep

I had to laugh (ruefully) when my wife, poking me in the back in the wee hours just before dawn, rolled over and muttered in irritation, “It’s snoring season again.” I’d never thought about it before, but she was right. My snoring really did seem to amp up at certain times of year – notably, […]

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Is It Apnea…or UARS? Spot the Differences

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has received quite a bit of press in recent years in the wake of awareness campaigns. This is a step in the right direction toward better sleep and increased health, but is snoring always OSA? No, say sleep disorder professionals. Snoring and obstructed oxygen intake during sleep can have a number […]

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7 Surprising Effects of Too Little Sleep

  “Get your rest, or you’re going to wind up sick!” We all remember our mothers telling us this. Well, surprise: Mom was right. Too little sleep – or an unhealthy sleep pattern – really can harm you. Here are seven ways not getting your 40 winks may be hurting your mind, body and even […]

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Snoring and Pregnancy

Up to 26% of women who snore report that they first noticed snoring during pregnancy, according to the  journal SLEEP. Though pregnancy snoring may have obvious causes – the weight of the pregnancy presses up into the rib cage and against the lungs, restricting breathing, for instance – other theories have cropped up, including the […]

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Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

“You have obstructive sleep apnea.” It’s a phrase you never want to hear from your doctor. The words conjure images of cumbersome breathing masks, nighttime choking and even heart issues. What is sleep apnea – and how do you know if you have it? Snoring Doesn’t Always Mean Apnea Many people who snore heavily worry […]

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Snoring and Sleep Apnea

CPAP Machine

Are you are often teased for your snoring? Being a good sport and joining in the laughter is probably an art that you must have mastered over time. However, going by what the latest research says, it is vital you guard against complacency. If your partner says you stop breathing in the middle of your […]

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