Snoring can mean more than just a poor night’s sleep

By saber32 Latest Reply 2011-10-16 12:05:31 -0500
Started 2011-10-14 04:56:48 -0500

If you or your partner’s snoring sounds spookily similar
to the sleep apnea snore, please talk to your doctor and
visit to find out about sleep apnea.
 Snoring is one symptom of sleep apnea, a condition in
which the airway collapses during sleep. Sleep apnea is
a known cause of high blood pressure and may increase
the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and
stroke. People with sleep apnea also have higher rates
of traffic accidents and workplace injuries.

Did you know:
• 1 in 5 adults suffer from sleep apnea.
• More than 1 in 2 people with type 2 diabetes have
sleep apnea.
• 8 out of every 10 people who have sleep apnea have
not been diagnosed for it.

2 replies

jayabee52 2011-10-14 05:10:43 -0500 Report

OH NO! not another newsletter to clog my inbox! (LoL!) Thanks but no thanks.

I had been Dx'd with mild to moderate apnea. They wanted to put me on a c-pap machine, I declined. At the time we (Jem & i) were pretty strapped for cash and didn't need another continuing co-pay for the machine. I believe my apnea is better since I have lost about 50 lbs.

here is a website where you can compare a regular snore and a Apnea snore:
(taken from a DC advertisement on 10/14/11)

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