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Sleep Apnea

Why Do Men Snore More Than Women?

In sitcoms and comics about snoring in couples, it’s almost always the man who snores. Although this disparity is somewhat exaggerated, it is nonetheless true that more men snore than women. About 40% of men snore, compared to just 24% of women. The reason why comes down to a complicated combination of anatomy, hormones, [...]

Understanding Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome

We know the common image of people who snore: older men, usually overweight. And it’s true that this is the demographic that’s at the highest risk for snoring and {{{{link id='50309' text='sleep apnea'}}}}. But that’s not the whole story. There is a form of sleep-disordered breathing that tends to affect a different demographic entirely. [...]

Couples Sleeping Apart for Snoring: How to Do It Right

It’s becoming more common for married couples to choose to sleep in separate rooms because of snoring. Sometimes dramatized as a “sleep divorce,” this step can actually help couples strengthen their marriage and avoid true divorce. However, before you decide to sleep apart from your partner, it’s important to take steps [...]

Educational Videos Improve CPAP Compliance: Study

CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) is often considered the gold standard of sleep apnea treatment, and it’s hard to dispute that it does offer numerous benefits. When properly used, CPAP can provide essentially 100% relief from sleep apnea. However, the big problem is compliance. Perhaps half of the people prescribed CPAP fail [...]

How Effective Will New Sleep Apnea Drug Be?

Sleep apnea is a potentially deadly condition. It can kill through cardiovascular complications, dementia, cancer, kidney failure, and even car accidents. Fortunately, sleep apnea is treatable. Unfortunately, the most-prescribed sleep apnea treatment, CPAP, only helps about half of the patients prescribed. That’s because people find the treatment uncomfortable and inconvenient, so they [...]