Snoring and Other Sleep Problems
Ahhhh! It's the end of a long day. You've worked
hard, studied hard, maybe taught hard, and you're tired. You're
ready for bed and a good, long, well-earned sleep. You climb into
bed and what's this? You hear rumbles. An earthquake? No. Your
partner is snoring. Sleep is impossible. You sigh, shift, turn over,
and try to think of other reasons you still love him or her!
Snoring can be treated by doctors. So can sleep
apnea, a condition in which a person stops breathing briefly during
sleep, usually badly scaring his or her mate! The science of sleep
problems is part of otolaryngology, (pronounced oh toe lair un JOLL
uh gee), the study of the ear, nose and throat. While snoring is
usually caused by a blockage in the breathing path, and can be
treated with pills or surgery, sleep apnea is a more serious
problem, and needs to be treated by a sleep problem specialist. If
you are one of the millions who suffer with it or from it, check out
the web sites below to reclaim sleepless nights!
Surgery for Snoring and Sleep Apnea - This site gives an article
about sleep problems, and has pictures.
Help.com - This site is a snoring home page, with general
information and pictures.
WebMD: Snoring Topic Overview - Very complete and well
referenced article on snoring.
Information - A Stanford professor gives causes and treatments
for snoring and also lists related articles.
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