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Chronic Snoring is Not Only Annoying But so Much More

May 10, 2008
Do you feel tired during the day? Do you wake up tired already, and become more tired as you go about your daily tasks, even after a full night's sleep? Do you often hear people close to you complain about your snoring? You may already be suffering from sleep apnea.

Simply put, sleep apnea is a condition wherein you stop breathing for a few seconds, around 10 seconds at a time, during sleep. Since this occurs during the night, you may not be aware of it. The truth is, people only find out that they have sleep apnea after someone else notices the apneic episodes. Clinical diagnosis is usually made with a polysomnogram, or overnight sleep test, where your breathing is closely monitored while you sleep.

There are three types of sleep apnea, classified by the cause of the disorder. Obstructive sleep apnea is the first one and is the most common. It happens when something obstructs the air flow, such as tissues in the throat swelling. This may happen when you are suffering from upper respiratory infection, and may lead to a mild form of sleep apnea. When the obstructive sleep apnea becomes continuous, it usually requires medical attention already since it may lead to more serious health complications, such as severe form of congestive heart failure.

When the area of the brain that controls respirations is out of balance, it is called central apnea. This is less common but more serious. When the body's level of carbon dioxide in the blood rises, it causes the feedback mechanism to slow down and keep you from breathing normally. After such an episode, you may experience rapid breathing for several seconds or minutes. This is the body's defense mechanism to remove the excess carbon dioxide and increase oxygen intake. This can continue even when you are awake.

Complex apnea is the third type, and is a combination of the two. When you have obstructive sleep apnea and it is allowed to continue for an extended time, as a result, central sleep apnea can occur.

People often associate snoring with obstructive sleep apnea, but it is not a good indication. When your snoring suddenly stops, along with your breathing, then that is a good indication that you may have sleep apnea. As soon as the apneic episode ends, you may experience deep gasps after which your snoring continues.

The simple exercise program I created to eliminate snoring is helpful in both main types of sleep apnea. By learning how to strengthen the muscles and tissues of the mouth and throat, episodes of obstructive sleep apnea can be lessened.

My Stop Snoring Program can also cure central sleep apnea, because the exercises which move the muscles stimulates the areas of the brain that contains the respiratory control centers.

Just remember that the stop snoring program is not aimed at curing severe forms of chronic sleep apnea. For severe forms, you definitely need a clinical diagnosis and proper medical treatment from your physician.

Remember, not all people who snore have sleep apnea. And my Stop Snoring Program will definitely help you stop snoring and give you (and your spouse) a peaceful night's sleep.

Warm regards,

Christian Goodman
About the Author
Christian Goodman is a popular natural health researcher of natural health alternatives. His latest work is the Stop Snoring program which has now helped thousands of people stop snoring naturally.
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