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Medical science has not been very successful in treating sleep apnea. Medications are available only to treat the sleepiness associated with this condition, not sleep apnea itself.

from Tribesports

You are probably aware of the health risks of not getting enough exercise or eating a nutritious diet, but what about the risks of not getting enough sleep?

Just one week of insufficient sleep alters the activity of our genes, which control our response to stress, immunity, inflammation and overall health. Here are the hidden health hazards caused by sleep deprivation.

from Washington Post

Exercising can improve the symptoms of sleep apnea

Walking, running and strength training led to fewer sleep interruptions and less drowsiness.

from Health Blog

Dangers of Sleep Apnea Infographic

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Snoring is often a symptom of a more serious condition called obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring is caused by the relaxed tongue obstructing the passage of air into the lungs during sleep. Most of the time, the body gets just enough air so no real harm occurs. However, it can be a sign of sleep apnea, which can be very serious.

Snoring can be an annoyance, but it’s also the primary symptom of a condition called obstructive sleep apnea that can be far more serious. Snoring is caused by a fully or partially blocked airway when the tongue falls backward during sleep, causing a vibration. Much of the time the body still gets enough air to cause little harm. However, this condition is one of the signs that sleep apnea could be right around the corner.

Aug. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The nighttime breathing difficulties of obstructive sleep apnea have long been linked to an increase in cardiovascular risks. However, a new study throws confusion into that link. While treatment with CPAP did lower sleep apnea symptoms, it did nothing to lower users' long-term odds for heart attack, stroke or heart-related death.....

Have you ever been kept awake by the sound of someone snoring? Visit to learn about the symptoms and risks of obstructive sleep apnea. #sleepapnea #snoring

from Dr. Axe

Is Your Snoring a Sign of Sleep Apnea?

6 Natural Treatments for Sleep Apnea Symptoms - Dr. Axe