How Snoring Kills (even in absence of sleep apnea)

How Snoring Kills (even in absence of sleep apnea)

We usually think of snoring as a harmless annoyance. Yes, it’s loud and it may keep your partner (and you) up at night. But doctors often consider its sister, disease sleep apnea, to be much more dangerous. But a new study just presented a study at a meeting of the...
#1 Cause of Sleep Apnea and Snoring Discovered

#1 Cause of Sleep Apnea and Snoring Discovered

A new study published in the journal Pulse reveals the single biggest cause of snoring and sleep apnea. Not only does this factor press on your throat and strangle you while you sleep, it also changes the shape of your breathing passages, causing those dreaded night...
Weird Sleep Apnea and Acid Reflux Connection Uncovered

Weird Sleep Apnea and Acid Reflux Connection Uncovered

Past studies to have found direct connection between gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux), or GERD, and sleep apnea. But which disease is the cause of the other (chicken and the egg) or are they actually both caused by some mysterious third element? That’s...
Strange Sleep Apnea and Overweight Connection

Strange Sleep Apnea and Overweight Connection

People with sleep apnea are often overweight or obese. It is, in fact, often due to the fat buildup around our necks, backs, and chests that press on the airways, making them collapse during the night while you sleep. Scientists from the James Madison University...
Why Snoring and Sleep Apnea Is Not Your Worst Nightmare

Why Snoring and Sleep Apnea Is Not Your Worst Nightmare

You probably know many of the complications and irritations snoring and sleep apnea can cause. But nightmares, sleep walking and even violence, have not been associated with snoring and sleep apnea before. Norwegian scientists decided to put these things to the test...