Sleep Disorders

What causes snoring?
When you sleep, the muscles in the back of the roof of your mouth (soft palate), tongue, and throat relax. If they relax too much, they narrow or block your airway. As you breathe, your soft palate and uvula vibrate and knock against the back of your throat. This causes the sounds you hear during snoring.

The tonsils and adenoids may also vibrate. The narrower the airway is, the more the tissue vibrates and the louder the snoring is. Learn more.
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Sleep Disorders

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Remede System Approved for Sleep Apnea

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 -- The Remede sleep system, an implanted device that treats central sleep apnea by activating a nerve that sends signals to the diaphragm to stimulate breathing, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Central sleep apnea occurs when the brain fails to send signals to the diaphragm, triggering lapses in breathing that can last a few seconds to minutes, the agency said in a news release. This can lead to poor sleep and ultimately raise a person's risk of health problems such as high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, stroke, obesity and diabetes, the FDA said.

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Sleep Disorders

Device reduces breathing disruptions long-term, study says

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Sleep Disorders

Finding supports use of CPAP therapy for condition, so blood pressure and blood sugar levels don't jump

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Sleep Disorders

New research says yes, and better-quality ZZZZs may help ease other mental health concerns

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