Stop The Snore: Here’s Another Treatment Option

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Do you sleep with a snorer? Or maybe you’re the snorer? Either one, snoring is a problem. It affects a lot of people. Folks, who are either snoring or affected by snoring,  are, most likely, sleep deprived. Sleep deprivation leads to a lot of serious illnesses.

At least 25 million adults across the United States suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, a chronic condition that can leave you feeling tired during the day and lead to serious health complications, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.


The worst part of the growing problem of snoring is that there are a lot of folks who don’t get themselves checked for it.

Moreover, there are many other people with sleep apnea who have not been diagnosed or received treatment.


Not a lot of people take snoring seriously. That’s the probably the reason why they don’t go for treatment. For couples, who face a snoring issue, the most common solution is to sleep in another room. That doesn’t exactly solve the issue because the snorer is the problem.

One, who snores heavily and habitually, could already be suffering from sleep apnea. With little knowledge about sleep apnea, the snoring is ignored and most of the time, tolerated. When snoring is ignored and tolerated, it could lead to a lot of health problems in the future.

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles relax during sleep, causing the soft tissue in the back of the throat to collapse and block the upper airway.

When this happens, it limits the amount of air that reaches your lungs and deprives your brain and body of oxygen. In response, your brain alerts your body, causing you to wake up briefly so that you can breath normal again.

These interruptions in sleep, which can occur multiple times throughout the night, can cause you to feel sleepy during the day and can increase the risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, cancer and depression.


This not to scare everybody who snores. As a matter of fact, it doesn’t really mean that people who snore are already suffering from sleep apnea.

The most common sign of obstructive sleep apnea is loud and frequent snoring. However, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea. Snoring is likely to be a sign of sleep apnea when it is followed by periods of silence when airflow is reduced or blocked.

Additionally, people with sleep apnea will often make choking, snorting or gasping sounds when their airway reopens. Other symptoms of sleep apnea include:
• Daytime sleepiness or

Sleep Talk: Episode 38 – Sleep in Pregnancy

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Episode 38: Sleep in Pregnancy

Sleep problems are common in pregnancy and change as pregnancy evolves. What happens to sleep during pregnancy? What is the best way to deal with sleep through pregnancy? In this episode we tackle these questions with the help of Dr Liora Kempler of Integrated Sleep Health.

Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr David Cunnington (Sleep Physician) host the monthly podcast, Sleep Talk, talking all things sleep.

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Audio Timeline / Chapters:

  • 00:00 – 02:17 Introduction
  • 02:17 – 26:54 Theme – Sleep in Pregnancy
  • 26:54 – 28:48 Clinical Tip
  • 28:48 – 31:52 Pick of the Month
  • 31:52 – 32:50 What’s Coming Up?

Next episode: Menopause

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Guest interviews:

Dr Liora Kempler graduated from a Bachelor of Advanced Science with a major in Psychology at the University of New South Wales. She is a Psychologist at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Glebe and at the Integrated Sleep Health Clinic. Liora specialises in treating adults with sleep disorders, insomnia, depression, postnatal depression and anxiety as well as specialising in sleep during pregnancy and with infants and toddlers. Her preferred treatment practices include cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy and psychotherapy. Liora’s PhD project investigated the efficacy of a novel sleep intervention in helping first time expectant mothers better manage the changes and challenges in their sleep, both during pregnancy and as new mothers.

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Dr Moira JungeDr Moira Junge is a health psychologist working in the sleep field, who has considerable experience working with people with sleeping difficulties in a multidisciplinary practice using a team-based approach. Moira is actively involved with the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) and a board member of the Sleep Health Foundation. She has presented numerous workshops for psychologists and is involved with Monash University with teaching and supervision commitments. She is one of the founders and clinic directors at Yarraville Health Group which was established in 1998. In addition to her expertise in sleep disorders, her other areas of interest and expertise include smoking cessation, psychological adjustment to chronic illness, and grief and loss issues.


Dr David CunningtonDr David Cunnington is a sleep physician and director of Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre, and co-founder and contributor to SleepHub. David trained in sleep …

Join Us in Austin for the Central Texas Narcolepsy Forum

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Friends, I’m thrilled to share the news that Project Sleep is co-hosting a unique one-day event in Austin, TX with the Austin Narcolepsy Support Group on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Please join us for the Central Texas Narcolepsy Forum – see the full details and register today! 

Why am I so excited about this event?

  1. Todd J. Swick, MD is one of my very favorite people and narcolepsy experts! I’m so honored that Dr. Swick will join us for this event and share about novel upcoming treatments for narcolepsy type 1, type 2 and idiopathic hypersomnia. This is a VERY exciting time for narcolepsy drug development with many new options on the horizon, so Dr. Swick’s presentation is timely and important.
  2. In the afternoon, I’ll be leading a brand-new interactive workshop designed to help you effectively share your story in various settings from the dinner table to Capitol Hill. Sharing about our experiences with narcolepsy can be challenging, but our stories matter and are hugely effective tools for raising awareness and advocacy efforts.
  3. I’ve never been to Austin but heard great things! Plus, I’ve been in touch with the narcolepsy community there for many years now. A HUGE special shout out and thank you to Kami Barron and the Austin Narcolepsy Support Group for making this a reality! I’m so grateful for your kind invitation to speak in Austin.

Who Should Attend?

This event is appropriate for anyone looking to learn more about narcolepsy, both those very familiar with the condition along with healthcare providers, human resources and education professionals. 

Spread the word!

Print and share the event flyer or share this post with friends and family on social media.

See the full details and register today! Space is limited.

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Solve The Snoring Problem To Save A Loving Relationship

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Why let snoring destroy a loving relationship? It’s totally absurd to let go of the one you love simply because of snoring.

Keep in mind that true love comes only once in a lifetime. Heck, it might not even come at all for some people. So, if it does come to you in the in the form of someone who snores, accept it wholeheartedly. Don’t let snoring break up your loving relationship. Sad to say, that’s a lot easier said than done. Truth be told, snoring can really put a strain in a relationship.

Being in the relationship itself is quite a challenge, but being in a relationship with a snorer is even harder. The same problem every night puts a great strain on the relationship. It disturbs both partners’ sleep. As a result, they feel exhausted during the day.

Snoring also leads to frustration between the couple since partner who can’t sleep well tends to blame a snorer. According to research conducted by Ohio State University, partners who don’t get at least seven hours of sleep tend to fight more. No wonder, restless nights lead to negative mood. It makes partners irritated and hostile towards each other.


Snoring not only affects the non-snorer partner. The thing about snoring is that it actually affects both the snorer and the non-snorer.

Snoring is also associated with different health risks such as chronic headaches, fatigue, obesity, and heart attack. So, both partners should take this issue seriously and work on it together. Let’s see how simple rules of sticking to a healthy diet, using snoring devices and sleeping on the side can rescue the relationship and bring intimacy back.


So, for a loving couple, snoring is actually a problem for both. The non-snorer simply cannot resort to sleeping in another room to solve the problem. Unfortunately, that becomes an easy solution for some couples faced with a snoring problem.

The latest survey by the National Sleep Foundation shows that 25% of couples are forced to sleep separately to get proper rest during the night.


Sleeping separately does not solve the problem of snoring. As a matter of fact, it’s going to be worse for the couple. Sleeping separately is not good for a relationship.

Sharing the bed during the night is considered healthy. It lowers blood pressure and reduces stress and tension because sleeping next to each other drops one’s cortisol level (a steroid hormone). More than that, it also helps to build trust in the relationship on the subconscious level. So, escaping the bedroom is never a

The Top 7 Toxins to Avoid for Better Sleep and Health [Podcast 63, Part 2]

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In this episode Kathy and I continue our conversation about the most common toxins that we’re exposed to on a regular basis. We will talk about the potential dangers of fluoride, flame retardants and chlorine.

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Show Notes:

Fluoride, Flame retardants, Chlorine

Previous podcast #62 on the following toxins: BPA, PTFE, phthalates, lead 

Dr. Weston Price: Nutrition and Physical Degeneration

Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired 

Why Some Women Have Throat Pain Before Periods

Fluoride and IQ study

Chlorine swimming pool and asthma study

Negative health effects of chlorine

Branch Basics Discount

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Snoring: Why You Shouldn’t Ignore It

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There’s nothing good about snoring. It’s irritating and annoying. Snoring is a major roadblock to decent sleep. No one can get decent sleep if someone snores. Truth be told, even the snorer is deprived of some decent sleep as well.

The roar is deafening. And while it sounds like a joke, it’s not. Because what you’re hearing is your loved one having genuine difficulty breathing. You’re impacted too, definitely sleep deprived, and maybe a bit resentful. Fortunately, there are treatments for snoring that don’t involve separate bedrooms.


The point is, snoring is not to be ignored especially if it’s becoming an issue between you and your partner. It’s about time to take snoring seriously because there’s nothing funny about it.

Deep heavy snoring that occurs every night is bad for the health of both the snorer and the partner. It leads to sleep deprivation. So, if both you and your partner are sleep deprived, the two of you could eventually face some serious health problems.

“Snoring is an issue when it is habitual — when the sleep disruption occurs every night,” said Atul Malhotra, MD, professor of medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine and director of sleep medicine at UC San Diego Health. “Snoring can be caused by a range of issues. But the louder the snoring is, the more likely the diagnosis is sleep apnea, a condition that causes breathing to stop repeatedly throughout the night.”


One simple way to cure snoring is to eat a healthier diet. If you’re the snorer, be honest with yourself. Take a look at your weight and do something about it. If your partner is the snorer, recommend a healthy diet.

Malhotra said being overweight also factors into snoring.
“Many patients, with diet and exercise, can reduce weight and eliminate snoring. It’s not an easy solution, but one that can produce good results that stop snoring and improve long-term health.”


Habitual snoring is an indication of a deeper health problem, like  sleep apnea. The repercussions of ignoring sleep apnea can lead to more dangerous health issues.

“Long-term impacts from sleep apnea may include neurocognitive and cardiovascular disease,” said Malhotra. “Theoretically, snoring can cause a harmful vibration in the carotid arteries that can lead to cerebrovascular injuries. These microscopic injuries, over time, may, at least in theory, result in stroke or other brain disorders.”


Snoring affects a lot of couples. It gets in the way of their life together. The loud, blasting snore that keeps you and your partner awake can really break up a loving partnership.…

Best Weighted Blankets – Covering Every Category

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Temple Grandin a professor, animal aficionado, autism spokesperson and inventor of the “hug box”. After spending time with livestock, notably cattle, who displayed sensitivity to certain situations, she became determined to find a way to calm anxious animals. She then used her personal experiences and insights to design a tool to calm anxious people. The […]

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Snoring And Sleep Apnea: What’s The Difference ?

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Often times, they’re used interchangeably. Well, they shouldn’t be. Snoring and sleep apnea are two different terms.

If you or your partner is snoring, it doesn’t necessarily mean that  you or your partner is suffering from sleep apnea. However, if you or your partner is snoring loudly and frequently, chances are, one of you could already be suffering from sleep apnea.

See the difference between the two terms? Loud and frequent snoring could already be sleep apnea. Obviously, that disqualifies light and infrequent snoring. However, it’s hard to tell if a snorer is already suffering from sleep apnea. One has to be diagnosed by a doctor. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

“Most people are undiagnosed,” said Dr. Tigran Khachatrya, owner of A Smiling Heart Dentistry. “They don’t even know they have it.”


Sleep apnea should never be left untreated. If you’re sleeping with a regular snorer, watch out for the snores. It’s easier said than done but if you love the person you’re sleeping with, watch out for the signs of sleep apnea.

The most common form is obstructive sleep apnea which occurs when a person’s airway is blocked. It can occur up to 30 times an hour for seconds at a time. Dr. Tigran warns if your partner stops breathing at any point during their snoring, that’s a red flag.

“When you don’t get enough oxygen your brain wakes you up saying ‘Hey, I need some oxygen. What happens if you keep waking up at night? You don’t get deep sleep.”


Knowing the differences between snoring and sleep apnea is critical. To start with, you will be able to avoid the serious health problems that usually come with sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea can also lead to a host of other health issues, like diabetes, heart issues, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and acid reflux. It’s commonly caused by “tongue tie” or the tongue not having enough space, which forces it to go back into the throat. Dr. Tigran claims it’s possible to tell if someone has this issue from the day they’re born and correct it early on. CPAP Machines, jaw repositioning devices, and in severe cases jaw surgery can all be used to treat sleep apnea.


Now that the differences between snoring and sleep apnea are clear, it’s pretty obvious that the latter should be immediately treated. Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean that a regular snore shouldn’t be treated. As a matter of fact, it should also be treated.

A snore is a noise. No matter how light a snoring is, it still counts as a noise in the …

The Top 7 Toxins to Avoid for Better Sleep and Health [Podcast 62, Part 1]

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I don’t want to sound like Chicken Little, but we are literally bathing in a myriad of potentially toxic and harmful toxins and pollutants in our everyday lives. Many of these substances are proven to be endocrine disruptors. We touched on some of these toxins during my interview with Dr. Trasande. In Part 1 of this important episode, Kathy and I will go over 4 of the 7 common toxins that all of us may be exposed to on a regular basis. Some of these can definitely affect your sleep quality. Stay tuned for our next episode when I reveal the next 3 toxins.

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Show Notes

Dr. Trasande, author of Sicker, Fatter, Poorer interview

Slow Death By Rubber Duck

Sleep interrupted

Environmental Working Group (EWG)

Micro-poop theory article 

Homemade cleaning products on Pinterest 

Branch Basics cleaner review 

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