What Causes Snoring?

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Snoring. Many of us do it, whether we know it or not. In fact, studies show that about 45 percent of all adults snore on occasion, and 25 percent snore habitually. Ever wonder why? There are a multitude of reasons why many of us “saw logs” in our sleep, and Central California Sleep Center in Fresno has put together a list of the five most common causes of snoring. Continue reading

Why Am I Always Tired?

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If you don’t stop mouth breathing, you will always wake up tired.

So, what’s the big deal about mouth breathing and how does it affect why am I always tired? Why does it matter, just so I get air into my lungs. Nose breathing 24 hours a day is extremely important for those who wish to live a long and healthy life. When you are resting, are you taking quick, shallow breaths from the top of your chest? This type of breathing lowers the level of carbon dioxide in our blood. So, why is that important? It is important because this causes our arteries to constrict and that reduces the flow of oxygenated blood in our body. Continue reading

Are you not getting enough sleep or “somnorexic?”

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There was an article in Glamour magazine about somnorexia, written by Camille N. Pagan. One of the experts, Dr. Anne Remmes, said that if you get fewer than 7 hours of sleep a night during the week and more than 10 hours a night on weekends, you fit the profile. She said, “Somnorexia is not getting enough sleep for several days or even weeks in a row; then crashing and sleeping for long periods of time.” Continue reading

5 Important Reasons You Should Stop Mouth Breathing Today

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I have seen my clients’ lives change when they stop mouth breathing. I am shocked to learn that none of my clients’ doctors have ever asked them if they breathe through their mouth or their nose. Does that mean it isn’t important? NO. Does it mean that the doctors don’t know the consequences of mouth breathing? I can’t imagine that being the case, but it may be.

Most of my clients are mouth breathers who snore. I have treated hundreds over the last 12 years and realize that I can call myself an expert on snoring.

Definition of an expert: Professional who has acquired knowledge and skills through study and practice over the years, in a particular field or subject, to the extent that his or her opinion may be helpful in fact finding, problem solving, or understanding of a situation. Continue reading

Can the IJustWantToSleep® program REALLY help me stop my snoring?

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I was recently invited to speak at a local “study group” for dentists. They get together once a month to learn new things. They had heard about the IJustWantToSleep® program and wanted me to tell them how it worked, as they all make appliances to help people stop snoring. The night that I met with the group, I was greeted by a dentist who told me that he and his wife had been married for 35 years and he had just had to leave their bedroom the night before because of her snoring. He was devastated!

What great timing for me to walk in with a treatment for snoring. He took the program home that night for his wife. Within two weeks, had just about stopped snoring. He was thrilled – his marriage had been saved! Continue reading

How To Stop Tossing and Turning When You Sleep

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I usually learn something new from each person I treat for mouth breathing and snoring. One reason is because I ask so many questions that most would think are irrelevant. As a result, I have a growing list of behaviors that might occur during or after a night of restless sleep. For example, I started asking people about the condition of their bedclothes (sheets, blanket) when they awoke in the morning. Continue reading