A Cure For Snoring? New Research Offers Hope For Sufferers

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According to Medical Xpress, researchers have discovered a potential treatment for those suffering from the disruptive condition: singing. In a study published in the International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, researchers studied 60 patients who were simple snorers and 60 patients who suffered from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a condition that can cause people to temporarily stop breathing during sleep. Over a period of three months, half of the group participated in a series of singing exercises, while the other half of the group did nothing. At the end of the study, the singing group experienced a significant reduction in snoring and an improvement in sleep quality compared to those in the control group, who experienced no change. According to researchers, the singing exercises may help strengthen the weak muscles in the soft palate and upper throat area responsible for causing both snoring and OSA, Medical Xpress reported.
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Suspect In Knife Attack On Snoring Husband Gets $25,000 Bond

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The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries. There were two children at the home, but police say they were not involved and are currently with grandparents. Doug Weiser told police he awoke to his wife stabbing him with a knife. He was able to wrestle the knife from the suspect before the couples two teenage sons came to his aid, according to the preliminary report. The victim told police he and his wife had recently argued about his snoring, and she went to sleep with one of their sons while he slept alone in the couples bed, the report states. Dawn Weiser told police she awoke to a loud noise in the house and found her husband with stab wounds.
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Snoring Kids Should Be Screened for Sleep Apnea: Experts

“Pediatricians should routinely ask parents about snoring , but if they don’t, parents should bring it up,” she said. “Snoring in kids can be a sign of a serious medical illness.” Marcus was referring to sleep apnea, which is marked by pauses in breathing that occur throughout the night and disrupt sleep. When left untreated, sleep apnea in children can result in behavioral and learning difficulties and may also affect growth. These consequences are largely related to lack of quality sleep.
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