By: Terry Graedon September 1, 2016 10 Comments
    Can an Anti-Snoring Device Save Your Life?

    People with sleep apnea frequently stop breathing for several seconds at a time while they are asleep. This condition is often treated with an anti-snoring device, a continuous positive airway pressur…

    By: Joe Graedon August 6, 2015 11 Comments
    Treating Sleep Apnea with an Oral Appliance

    Sleep apnea and snoring are common problems, affecting nearly a fourth of middle-aged men and 9% of women. What Is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea describes breathing that pauses frequently during sleep, fro…

    By: Joe Graedon December 25, 2014 4 Comments
    Treating Serious Snoring May Ease Depression

    Obstructive sleep apnea affects tens of millions of Americans. In this condition the airway is briefly but repeatedly closed off, leading to gasping or snoring as a way of re-establishing air flow. Sl…

    By: Terry Graedon June 2, 2014 12 Comments
    Sleeping Pill Problems Prompt Reader to Quit

    People are caught in a terrible double bind. On the one hand they are told that chronic sleep deprivation can have negative health consequences including an increased risk of weight gain, type 2 diabe…

    By: Terry Graedon May 24, 2012 4 Comments
    Snoring Linked to High Blood Pressure?

    Snoring seems like a mild annoyance, especially for bed partners. But snoring could signal a more serious condition called sleep apnea. When this happens, people's upper airways collapse briefly inter…

    By: Terry Graedon April 23, 2012 9 Comments
    Ear Plugs Solved Snoring Problem

    Q. I snore a lot at night. My wife is always complaining about her sleep being interrupted by my loud snoring. I recently wore earplugs to bed for another reason, and this had the unintended result of…

    By: Terry Graedon December 15, 2011 3 Comments
    Solving Sleep Trouble Eases Metabolic Syndrome

    Metabolic syndrome is generally thought of as a precursor to diabetes and heart disease. It is characterized by a large waist, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Insulin resistance and high tri…

    By: Terry Graedon August 21, 2011 2 Comments
    Snoring Treatment Stopped Migraines

    Q. I suffered from migraine headaches for many years, with the only relief being very strong medications. I learned to live with them, predict them and their severity and treat them without drugs if t…