Why snoring can be harmful to your health

If you snore, you’re not alone. It happens when air flows through your throat when you breathe in your sleep. This causes the relaxed tissues in your throat to vibrate and cause harsh, irritating snoring sound. It can also cause obstructive sleep apnoea (blocked airways), obesity and sleep deprivation. Moreover, children who are obese tend to […]

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What is sleep apnoea? Know about its causes and treatment

What is the difference between sleep apnoea and snoring? Snoring is a condition where something in the nose mouth throat or lungs blocks breathing while sleeping producing a soft or loud and unpleasant sound. It is a sign or first alarm of OSA (obstructive sleep apnoea) Sleep Apnoea is where there are one or more […]

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Study reveals: Snoring, breathing problems during sleep may make people age faster

Snoring may be one of the most annoying things to hear at night. It can be your father, brother, sister a friend during a night out or you yourself. But aside from the noise, there is another reason to try to avoid snoring. A new study, published in the journal Sleep, shows that sleep-disordered breathing, […]

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Women with sleep apnoea are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men

Obstructive sleep apnoea, where the airways close completely or partially many times during sleep, reduces the levels of oxygen in the blood, and common symptoms include snoring, disrupted sleep and feeling excessively tired. The new study suggests that people who experience more closures of the airways during sleep and whose blood oxygen saturation levels drop […]

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Snoring causes damage and prevents healing in the upper airway tract, reveals study

These findings are reported by researchers at Umeå University, Sweden. Their on-going research focuses on the processes behind vibratory damage and healing of the upper airway tract. The data generated will help identify people at high risk of developing sleep apnoea and to find novel treatment strategies. “Besides the disturbing effects, constant snoring can be […]

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Second-hand smoke exposure interlinked with snoring in kids

Second-hand smoke exposure interlinked with snoring in kids

Children exposed to second-hand tobacco smoke may become snorers, scientists claim. An analysis of existing research suggests their risk of becoming snorers rises by up to 87 per cent, if regularly exposed to lingering cigarette smoke. The odds of youngsters going on to become snorers rose by around two per cent for every cigarette smoked […]

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Women with sleep apnoea at a higher risk of heart damage than men

The research, which will be presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, also suggests that OSA is commonly undiagnosed among people who snore. OSA arises when muscles in the throat relax and block the airway while a person is sleeping, causing them to gasp for air during sleep and […]

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Excess sleep can put you at risk of developing mental disorders, poor brain functioning

Excess sleep can put you at risk of developing mental disorders

Sleep is a good indicator of our overall health and well-being. Seven to nine hours of sleep is recommended to feel truly rested, but oversleeping on a regular basis could signal problems with our brain health. A study published in Neurology found people who consistently sleep more than nine hours a night are more likely […]

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