Thursday, August 29, 2013

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

As well this cycle of sleep/waking has significant negative effect on the heart. Sleep apnea can affect every organ system. It is linked to weight gain, poor memory, heart attack, stroke, depression, diabetes hypertension, gastric reflux, libido, sleepiness and ADHD in children. Signs and symptoms of sleep apnea are snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, awakening at night with gasping or choking and fragmented, non-refreshing light sleep. If any of these signs or symptoms are common to you it is important to see your physician so they can assist in providing a diagnosis.

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In severe snoring, the blood pressure may become elevated in order to get more oxygen to the brain; the normal sphincter that closes off acid from the stomach, may no longer prevent acid reflux. SIMPLE THERAPY: AAAAWhen allergy is the cause of snoring, treatments with antihistamine, or corticosteroid spray or allergy desensitization are often effective. When the nasal blockage is a primary factor, correcting this with pulsatile irrigation has several advantages: AAAAThe massage action milks away swollen tissues of the nose; the open nose stops snoring. AAAAThe pulsatile irrigation stimulates nasal cilia to move pollen and bacteria out of the nose, further reducing blockage. AAAAWhere throat tissues are swollen, the throat attachment to the Hydro PulseA irrigator uses the pulse wave action to massage away swollen tissue in order to prevent permanent changes.

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