Snoring

Snoring: Mere Nuisance or Real Health Problem?

About 12 years ago, at the request of my wife—who put up with my snoring but was disturbed by the increasing frequency of episodes when I appeared to stop breathing—I got tested for sleep apnea. In one hour, I had a whopping 69 attacks of apnea (spells when I stopped breathing for 10 seconds or longer…

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Are Environmental Toxins Increasing Your Belly Fat?

…linked with obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. If you’re struggling with any of these conditions, especially if you snore, talk to your doctor about getting tested for sleep apnea. * Let in some sun. You need to regularly spend time outdoors—without sunscreen—to produce…

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Six Habits of the Sleep Deprived

…cotton pajamas, which help to wick away moisture. * Sleep with a snoring bed partner. Everyone sleeps better when it’s quiet. If you are sleep deprived because of noise disturbances you can’t control—such as street noise or a snoring bedmate—then you may want to consider using ear plugs. Another…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…have sleep apnea, and it’s truly shocking how often the two conditions go hand in hand—and how seldom sleep apnea is diagnosed or treated. If you snore or have daytime sleepiness, talk to your doctor about getting tested for sleep apnea. To learn more about treatment at the Whitaker Wellness Institute…

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The Reciprocal Relationship Between Blood Sugar and Sleep

…before bedtime aren’t contributing to the problem. There are also a few natural sleep aids you can try, including melatonin and valerian. And if you snore, I suggest you get tested for sleep apnea. Now it’s your turn: What do you do to manage your blood sugar and sleep? You May Also Be Interested In…

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Study Links Diabetes and Alzheimer's: How to Reduce Your Risk

…feel mentally slow and foggy after a poor night’s sleep. Research has also shown that adequate sleep is required to prevent type 2 diabetes. If you snore, ask your doctor about being tested for sleep apnea, and if you have it, get treated. 5. Protect your brain with the right supplements. Begin with DHA…

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