Top 5 most common sleep problems (and how to find relief)

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Sleep issues are complex.

If we had a pill that could give us a good sleep, it would probably be the strongest medication ever made. There have been several studies that have connected inadequate sleep to chronic diseases and shortened lifespan. But unfortunately, sleep is not that simple. In fact, it’s the one natural process that might cause the most issues for modern-day adults, with around 30 percent of the American population having some degree of sleep disruption.

 

 

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Implanted Pacemaker-like Device Zaps Tongue to Block Snoring, Sleep Apnea

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Rik Krohn displays the remote control unit he uses to turn on an experimental nerve stimulator to combat his sleep apnea.

Loud snoring may do more than irritate your spouse: It can signal sleep apnea , depriving you of enough zzzz’s to trigger a car crash, even a heart attack.

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Exercises to Strengthen the Throat Can Relieve Sleep Apnea

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Throat exercises may be a free and simple alternative to the specialized breathing machines.

For people suffering from sleep apnea, specialized breathing machines are the standard treatment.  The machines use a method called continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, which keeps the airway open and relieves potentially dangerous pauses in breathing during the night. But the machines are expensive, and some people complain that the mask and headgear cause uncomfortable side effects, like congestion.

 

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Sleep Yourself Skinny – Too Little Sleep Is Making Us Fat

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Chronic tiredness affects ability to function well

For women, lack of sleep is so common that the standard reply to ‘How are you?’ is: ‘Shattered!’ But a growing body of evidence indicates that chronic tiredness isn’t just affecting our ability to function well – it’s also making us fat.

 

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