Most people are unaware that snoring is not only a nuisance, it is a silent, deadly killer. Snoring is caused by the vibration of the muscles and tissues in the throat as air passes by during sleep. Science has now discovered that snoring is a sign that something bigger is amiss that cannot be ignored. Snoring affects over 40 million Americans today. It is a problem that is getting worse with time. Snoring is a sign of a worsening problem, Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA. Sadly, those who snore are not the ones who are even aware of it.
Some people are afraid to tell their partner or spouse that they snore and endure the condition, or in some cases sleep away from the snorer.
We need to become informed of this deadly problem and help those who are profoundly affected by it. Sadly my life has been affected by snoring. My ex-wife, a lifetime type 1 diabetic, with a whole host of health problems, was a snorer. But soon I began to realize that he simply wasn’t snoring, he would completely stop breathing during the night.
It started with a sudden change in his mood and his inability to stay awake, ANYWHERE. At night I would listen to him snore, he would take air in, and then I could hear as he struggled to release the air that had now become trapped behind his relaxed area of his throat, in essence, his throat had collapsed on top of his windpipe. He would continue to struggle to release the air until his brain finally recognized that he was going without oxygen and would wake him up to regain his breath. This would happen over and over. This didn’t allow him to enter the valuable, enriching part of our sleep that heals and sustains our bodies.
When I told him about it, he went through a long period of denial until it finally became too much to bear in his waking life. He was struggling to survive. Ultimately he was evaluated in a sleep center and prescribed a CPAP machine, although he ended up instead using a different anti snoring device after reading snoring mouthpiece reviews. It was a miserable existence, until he finally found the Good Morning Snore Solution. Don’t let this be you. If you snore or know someone who does, lovingly inform them and help guide them to someone who can accurately diagnose the condition. You may save their life.
When a person has sleep apnea, they have this constant disruptive cycle of sleep-awake, sleep-awake that completely disrupts their lives. They may not remember it in the morning. However, it profoundly affects their lives. Snoring is the number one cause of workplace injuries and accidents. Companies are quickly recognizing the importance of having employees who are getting adequate sleep. Recently a semi-truck hit the vehicle that actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was riding in. He was seriously injured while one other in the vehicle traveling with him was killed. He now has a traumatic brain injury that has ruined his life. The driver of the semi fell asleep while driving, and it has come to light that this man had sleep apnea.
People with this condition spend their days in a constant drowsy state. It increases your risk of heart disease and stroke exponentially. It also puts a tremendous strain on your heart and brain. Snoring is no joke, if you recognize any of the information in this article, please get help for yourself or your loved one. It could be your body’s wave of sending you a “wake up call” to get help. There are many treatment options available. See a doctor and research the best choice available to you.