If you're like most Americans you probably do not get eight hours of sleep each night.
But, if you constantly feel tired, get headaches for no apparent reason or have high blood pressure, you could have more serious problems.
That's because all can be the result of snoring-which, in turn, the most common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially serious health problems (OSA).
While most people think of snoring as a small disturbance, the research shows can be hazardous to your health. That's because for more than 18 million Americans were associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). People who suffer from OSA repeatedly and involuntarily stop breathing at night due to complete obstruction or partial airway them. This occurs when the jaw, throat and tongue muscles relax, blocking the airways that is used for breathing. Lack of oxygen produced can last for a minute or more, and occur hundreds of times every night.
Fortunately, most people wake up when a complete or partial obstruction occurs, but can make you feel completely exhausted. OSA is also associated with numerous health problems including:
* Acid reflux
* Frequent urination at night
* Memory loss
* Heart attack
People over 35 are at greater risk.
OSA can be expensive to diagnose and treat, and not always covered by insurance. A sleep clinic will require a visit last night (up to $ 5,000). The doctor then analyzes the data and determines one of several treatments. This may require you to wear uncomfortable CPAP device that forces air through the nose and mouth while you sleep to keep airways open, and even may include painful surgery.
Fortunately, there are now far more expensive treatment options, convenient, and available invasive. A case study recently published by Eastern Virginia Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine concluded that wearing a simple chinstrap while you sleep can be an effective treatment for OSA.
Chin strap, which is now available from a company called MySnoringSolution, working with the support of the lower jaw and tongue, preventing airway obstruction. It's made of high-tech, lightweight, and super-comfortable. Thousands of people have used the chinstrap MySnoringSolution to help relieve the symptoms of snoring, and they reported better sleep and better health overall because of it.