As you grow older, many people may notice that they may occasionally be snoring? Those that actually stop momentarily to stop breathing, have a more serious condition called sleep apnea.
Why do people snore more when they get older in their 50’s and 60’s? The reason is that the upper airway area starts to lose muscle tone. That and the fact that the soft palate loosens up some and becomes more likely to vibrate. The combination of all of these and the uvula vibrating is what causes older folks to sometimes snore more. In this local sleep apnea blog, we will discuss snoring and sleep apnea.
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Sleep Apnea as mentioned is a more serious condition for some people. By some estimates, just in the USA alone – there are over 20 million people that have some kind of sleep apnea.
Sleep Apnea Blogging – What is sleep apnea? The same conditions that cause snoring and cause sleep apnea – except that is can block the airways for several seconds while sleeping, causing an individual to wake up. One of the signs of sleep apnea is feeling sleeping during the day, due to lack of good sleep. If you wake up with a dry mouth, have morning headaches, feel sleep in the mornings, and are very obese – then you maybe have sleep apnea? You can go to your physician for testing. Want to read more information on Sleep Apnea, here is a Local Sleep Apnea Blog can read at DentalChat.
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As discussed, obesity is one problem that many with sleep apnea may have – if you do, having a healthier diet and exercising better under a physicians care – maybe a step in the right direction. Some people with sleep apnea, use a CPAP machine that can be hard to use for some.
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