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CPAP Machine: Ensuring Positive Airway Pressure to Stop Snoring

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Apex XT Fit, one of the smallest CPAP machines in the marketSnoring is sometimes an infrequent or innocuous event. Often, however, it is a chronic problem affecting the amount and quality of sleep (this be true for the sleep partner, also) and millions of people are searching for the way to stop snoring. It often occurs in sleep apnea, which can be a serious medical problem, this is where a CPAP machine can help.

While some people ignore snoring, and others may seek out surgery to correct the problem, some kind of device to maintain positive airway pressure (PAP) is a common solution. The pressurized air of PAP helps keep a space between the tongue and pharynx, and may also keep other parts of the air pathways (such as the alveoli and bronchioles (The lack of space between the tongue and pharynx is a major cause of snoring).

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Facts about snoring, its diagnosis and treatment

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Snoring like any other sound is always caused by vibrations. It is caused due to vibrations of nose and throat tissues that are not meant to vibrate by nature. It is due to the result of turbulent airflow causing those tissues to vibrate during sleep.

Studies show that around 45 per cent males and 30 per cent females snore regularly. There are many people who do not snore regularly, do snore when they are drunk or during illness and sometime while under medication.

No clear relation has been found to body weight and snoring. Some time a thin lady may snore more loudly than a very fat man or vice versa. Usually people tend to snore more as they grow older.
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Treatment for Snoring

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Snoring is a sound that is caused by vibrations in the throat which make a loud buzzing sound. So, how common is snoring? Everyone has the ability to snore. Sometimes people who are not regular snorers will snore after consuming alcohol, after taking certain medications, or after getting over a viral infection. Snoring can be difficult for you to live with, as well as your bedmate or sleeping partner. Snoring can disrupt sleep, making you more sleepy and irritable during the day, and making it difficult for you to function at home, work, or school.

When we sleep, we go through several stages of sleep. The two major stages are rapid eye movement and non-rapid eye movement. Snoring is most common in REM sleep. During this stage of sleep, the brain sends a message to all your muscles that it is now time to relax. However, your tongue and your throat may collapse during relaxation and cause the airway to become skinnier which in turn causes snoring.

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Can snoring damage your relationships?

Unfortunately, yes. Snoring does tend to damage relationships if nothing is done about it. There’s only so long a person can go without sleep, or with interrupted sleep, before they become irritable and crabby. It sounds like your poor wife is nearing her breaking point.

If you’re asking yourself how do I stop snoring, there are several things you can do about your problem, which may help you and your family to get more restful sleep.

First, take some time to analyze your sleeping space and habits. Do you sleep with your head lowered or elevated? Do you sleep on your side or on your back? If a particular sleeping position seems to make you snore more loudly or severely, solving your problem may be as simple as changing the side you sleep on.

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