Nose Snoring vs. Mouth Snoring

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Did you know that the average sound of a snore ranges between 50 and 80 decibels — roughly as loud as normal conversation (on the low end) to the drone of a vacuum cleaner (on the high end)?  However, if you or your sleep partner are really unlucky, a snore can sound as cacophonous as … Read more

Can Snoring Affect a Relationship?

Relationship and Snoring

Ah, cupid’s arrow — finding love can be the best feeling in the world. The joys, the firsts, the snoring, the worst … Wait, what was that about snoring? If you feel slightly panicked reading these words, you’ve likely been in a relationship with someone who snores. And you know that nothing can put the … Read more

Alternatives to CPAP Are Needed After Recall by FDA

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CPAP and BiPAP machines — long considered one of the most reliable sleep apnea treatments — have always had their share of issues. Let’s start with the fact that nearly half of CPAP-prescribed patients never even use their machines. Of those who do, complaints are widespread, from feeling claustrophobic, to the sound being loud, to … Read more

Why Your Sinusitis, Snoring, and Sleep Apnea Could Be Related

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There’s nothing worse than a poor night’s sleep. If your sleep difficulties are caused by breathing difficulties, you and your bed partner are likely to both wake up unrested. In fact, 30 percent of participants say their sweetie’s snoring causes them to routinely sleep in a separate room, according to one UK Study. Beyond its … Read more

Will Losing Weight Stop Snoring Problems?

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If you’re overweight, you likely have been told that losing weight is the magic bullet that will solve all your health problems. Does this advice extend to snoring, too? Yes, and sometimes no (thin people snore, too).  However, if you started snoring when you gained weight when previously you did not snore, weight loss may … Read more

Anti-Snoring Devices Reviewed by an ENT Doctor

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Snoring products are big business—and for good reason. Snoring affects nearly 57% of men and 40% of women—and their bedpartners. But do snoring prevention devices work? It depends. Snoring has one basic cause: obstructed upper airways. When your airway is too narrow, you work harder to breathe in and the air that gets through becomes … Read more