Both men participated in the symposium and amplified on their remarks in interviews beforehand. Dr. Fairbanks said that snoring, which is simply obstructive breathing during sleep, becomes more common with age. Among people 30 to 35 years old, 20 percent of the men and 5 percent of the women will snore, he said, but by 60 years of age, 60 percent of the men and 40 percent of the women will snore. Nobody knows why men snore more than women. Snoring is also three times more common in obese people than in thin ones, Dr. Fairbanks added.
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Stop Snoring Now
At least there are treatments that can help you stop snoring. Treatment for snoring The most important point to make about the treatment of OSA is that effective treatment requires several related problems to be treated simultaneously. At least the following need to be addressed if you wish to stop snoring: Lifestyle factors The impression is growing that, to a large extent, many cases of OSA and snoring may be related to Western culture. The risk of significant OSA increases with the numerous factors described below, many of which are problems currently rampant in our society. Correction of OSA generally requires that these factors be eliminated. At times, elimination of these factors completely resolves the problem. Weight Excessive weight brought about by a sedentary lifestyle, too many rich foods or by medically related situations such as thyroid problems, is probably the leading factor contributing to OSA.
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Snoring: When is it cause for concern?
The data obviously recorded a lot of nice snoring and revealed I had moderate sleep apnea, Barker said. I thought it might be light or slight. I was kind of surprised. She quipped when your husband says you snore like a freight train, I guess I did. Trust me, hes got his own snoring issues, Barker said. My husband had a CPAP a couple years ago and it was not a good experience. So Barker opted to try an oral device that sits on the top and bottom teeth like a double hockey mouth guard and is colored blue and red. She said it took a little getting used to for the first one or two weeks, but then became more comfortable. The level of snoring is down.
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