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Chronic Snoring

Many people snore to some degree. However, when snoring constantly disrupts sleep, a solution should be sought. Severe cases of snoring can lead to high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease. Chronic snoring can also lead to a condition known as sleep apnea, which can be life threatening.

What causes snoring? Usually, a number of factors contribute to this nighttime nuisance. Weight, physical health, diet and exercise are a few common factors. Curing chronic snoring can be as simple as shedding a few pounds. Do not drink alcohol or have a large and heavy meal before bedtime as this is likely to enhance snoring and sleep disordered breathing. Alcohol results in disproportionate degree of relaxiong of t he upper airway muscles resulting in loug snoring and sleep disordered breathing.

Kicking the smoking habit can also make for a better night's rest. Smoking cigarettes and exposure to second-hand smoke increases the amount of mucous that settles in the breathing passages. This mucous build up can causes snoring.

Regardless of whether you are the person snoring, or living with someone who does, snoring disrupts sleep. To get enough quantity and quality sleep, a visit to the Sleep Disorders Center can help you get the zzzzz's you need to live a quality life.