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How to minimize snoring


You can make positive lifestyle changes to minimize your snoring such as:

– Diet

– Clean living – no drinking and smoking

– Obtain allergy treatments

– Reduce drug intake (sedatives)

– Sleep sideways instead of inclined, to prevent your tongue from falling into your mouth and blocking the airway.{{more}}

Snoring vs Sleep Apnea

There are similar types of abnormal breathing caused by sleep disorders. Snoring is characterized by the volume increased breathing during sleep caused by a partial obstruction in the airway.

Snoring can be a symptom of sleep apnea, which is manifested by a total blockage of the airway during sleep. This will cause the person to stop breathing for about 10 seconds or so. These episodes can occur many times during the night.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

If you experience your partner being silent after a snore followed by a soft snort and coughing, this is a certain sign of apnea.

Sleep Apnea Risks

– High blood pressure

– Decreased brain oxygen

– Daytime tiredness

– Limited functioning

– Cardiac Arrest

– Stroke

Reminder: despite the relation, not all snorers have sleep apnea and not all with sleep apnea snore.

Dr Keith John

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Clinic: SVG Dental Corporation

Telephone: 784-456-2220

Cell: 784-526-0752