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Easy Ways To Stop Snoring

If you or your partner want to stop snoring you’re not alone. In fact, 50% of people snore at some point in their lives. For some people snoring may be caused by a common cold, for others, it may be a far more serious disorder such as sleep apnea.

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It’s no surprise that men and women are different. But what you might not know is that women are affected by sleep disorders differently than men. And because of that, sleep disorders like snoring and sleep apnoea are often misdiagnosed in women.

Sweet dreams by Roydon Joe

If you’re like most women you may feel embarrassed about your loud snoring. Snoring is usually thought of as a male problem.

In fact, in younger years twice as many men snore as women. But once you hit menopause the number of women affected by snoring doubles, evening out the male and female divide.

We look at the reasons for snoring and why menopause makes such a big impact.

Snoring keeping you awake?

Do you suffer from...

daytime sleepiness,
hypertension,
low mood,
tiredness,
lethargy,
snoring,
irritability,
sugar cravings,
slow metabolism,
poor attention span?

If the answer to two or more of these symptoms is "yes" then you could be suffering from a Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) condition, which have been linked to other serious ill-health consequences such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and even stroke!

"I would wake up feeling run down and still tired as if being on the grog all night!"
- Jim Goldring

"The ease of a Home Sleep Study was very comforting And my CPAP machine delivered promptly to my door."
- Belinda Skinner

snoring-alzheimers

Sleep fragmentation or broken and disrupted sleep, as occurs in people suffering from sleep disordered breathing conditions (such as sleep apnoea,) has been clearly linked to an increased likelihood of Alzheimer's disease. video source: Channel 7 News

MAS Only 50% Effective According To News Report

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A recent national news report claims Mandibular Advancement Splints (MAS) are effective in only 50% of cases (National National News 30/03/15) ... That's a lot of money to spend on something that only 'might' work!? 

Here are three simple recommendations to follow before commencing any treatment…

Senior Sleep Therapist, Robyn Fowler, was invited to appear on 4BC Radio Brisbane recently. The topic was 9 ways sharing a bed can ruin your sleep. However, the discussion quickly turned to snoring (being one of the top complaints and an area Robyn is an expert in).

As Robyn points out "snoring is more than just an annoying and embarrassing problem. Snoring is a clear indication of an impaired airway."

 

Continuous Positive Airway Pressurisation (CPAP) has long been recognised as the 'gold standard' for the treatment of moderate to severe sleep apnoea. Despite this, around 55% of people prescribed with CPAP treatment discontinued their therapy after just a few weeks. Studies show the main reasons for CPAP discontinuation among new users is their lack of technical knowledge and poor understanding of CPAP therapy.

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