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Some people don’t have a major snoring problem. Some people hardly snore at all. Some people are lucky enough to have a ‘light’ snoring problem – which could basically be described as snoring that’s so quiet and gentle that it barely disturbs others who happen to be in close proximity to the person making the noise. Sometimes, people who never snore develop a ‘light’ snoring problem during the allergy season or when they happen to catch a cold. Or sometimes, you may find that you tend to snore ‘just a little bit’ when you’re sleeping in a certain position. Your...

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An article that was just recently published on Heraldsun.com.au has raised some questions about whether or not snoring children are at a greater risk for health problems – and the evidence certainly seems to say yes. As it turns out, new studies are beginning to show us that snoring problems in children can cause far worse issues than a restless night. Problems like reduced intellectual abilities, poor behavior, poor performance in school, and evenhigh blood pressure can all have roots in snoring. Of course, the main question is... why? Why would snoring cause problems like this? Well, the answer lies...

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Humans do a lot of weird things while they sleep. You’ve no doubt heard (or possibly even experienced) people sleepwalking and/or sleep talking. Some people experience night terrors, and wake up screaming or crying. Some people randomly snack or eat while they’re asleep. Some people even have sex while they’re asleep! But what about the sounds that we make? Everyone makes sounds that are a little different. Some sleep silently. Some breathe deeply. Some seem to breathe with short, quick breaths... and some inhale and exhale air like an automotive air intake! But did you know that ‘sleep groaning’ is...

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Imagine this scenario... You awake from what felt like was a peaceful sleep, to find your partner jabbing you in the ribs with their elbow. When you look at them, they peer angrily at you with groggy eyes. “You’re snoring so loud! Why have you been snoring so much lately?” You lay there, barely awake, dumbfounded. Have you really been snoring lately? But that doesn’t sound like you. You’ve never had a problem with snoring... until now, apparently. And this night, of all nights, it appears that your partner is not having any of it. So how did this happen?...

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Everyone knows that snoring causes problems. And even if it doesn’t cause them right away, it will consistently increase your risk for them later on. But according to findings that were recently published in the International Journal of Obesity, it seems that snoring might be doing more damage than we originally thought. In addition to contributing to other potential problems, it would seem that snoring may also be an independent risk factor for metabolic syndrome and dyslipidemia.   What Is Metabolic Syndrome? Metabolic syndrome is a health condition that has really only been identified in the last two decades. It’s...

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