The Five Most common causes of snoring

“I do not snore!” Have you ever heard two people arguing about whether one of them snores or not? I have and rarely do they agree on the answer. Snoring has become a social stigma that no one wants to admit to, even if their spouse provides audio to prove otherwise. We need to be educated on what actually causes the snoring to hopefully change our perception to realize that our significant other is really not snoring to purposefully prevent the other from getting a good night’s sleep. Below is a good starting place to better understand snoring.

5 Common Causes of Snoring

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Change The Way You Breathe And Change Your Life

Change The Way You Breathe

How am I supposed to breathe?

Don’t move. If you are not talking or eating, is your mouth open or closed?

Don’t move yet. If your mouth is open, can you feel yourself breathing through your mouth or your nose? You are probably breathing through your mouth.

What does it matter if you breathe through your mouth? Mouth breathing is a habit that can be detrimental to your health. Continue reading

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

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

Are you not getting enough sleep or “somnorexic?”

Not Getting Enough Sleep

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