Category Archives for "Sleep Problems"

The Link Between Snoring and Obesity

There’s an old stereotype that overweight people snore more than thin people. But is it entirely a stereotype – or is there an element of truth? According to emerging research, the chicken-or-egg scenario of weight and snoring may actually be interactive, with one condition influencing the other and each condition potentially worsening over time. Here’s the […]

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Top 5 Reasons for Insomnia

Poor sleep is often connected to snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. It can be a chicken or egg scenario – fear of OSA episodes may interrupt one’s ability to relax in the first place, for example – but while the exact mechanism isn’t always known, it’s clear that sleep issues and snoring have something of […]

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Antihistamines and Snoring: Do They Help?

When it comes to a loud, intrusive and partner-waking (or self-waking) snore problem, people will try anything. And we don’t blame them – we’ve been there. But one trend we’ve been seeing is concerning, and that is the use of antihistamines to treat snoring. Please be aware that the following piece was not written by […]

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Snorers’ Partners at Risk for Hearing Loss

If your partner has told you your snoring is “deafening,” it may not be an exaggeration: this 2003 study showed a link between snoring and hearing loss for snorers’ bedfellows. Researchers studied healthy individuals ages 35-55 who had no history of noise exposure (such as factory workers or army personnel). The bed partners of snorers […]

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The Link Between Sleep Issues and Depression

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been linked to depression symptoms, according to data from the CDC. But a 2012 study found that sleep-disordered breathing (snoring, gasps and other issues during sleep) has a depression link even in patients not diagnosed with OSA. Researchers in the 2012 study weren’t certain of correlation v. causation conclusions, but […]

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Children and Snoring: Should You Worry?

It may seem cute when your little one snores softly in her sleep, but snoring isn’t always simply the stuff of adorable Youtube and Facebook shares. Though snoring can be entirely non-harmful in children, there are signs to watch out for. Here’s how to know when it’s time to take steps toward curing your child’s […]

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Are You At Risk For Snoring? 7 Signs (And What to Do)

Recently, my best friend’s wife (and my own friend since college days) told me an interesting story. “I know you’re into the whole snoring thing” she said (not exactly how I’d have put it myself), “so I thought you’d want to hear this. Micah says I snore!” Apparently, my friend had woken up her husband […]

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