Health Watch - Resolutions: Snoring

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This week on Health Watch, we’re talking about making and keeping New Year’s resolutions. Not all resolutions you make have to do with improving your own life. You may also want to consider resolving to make changes that will improve the lives of others. If you snore, anyone who shares your bed or even your home will appreciate it if you resolve to do something about it.

Dr. John Truelson, an ear, nose and throat doctor at UT Southwestern Medical Center, says a lot of snoring can be stopped or prevented by changing your sleeping position. Snoring happens when the airway is partially obstructed, so moving the neck or head can make a difference. Sleep apnea is a more serious condition in which a person actually stops breathing periodically throughout the night. There are devices and surgery that can treat this condition, for the benefit of everyone in the bedroom.
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December 2008

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