Is Reducing Salt Intake The Solution To Snoring?

Snoring in Pregnancy Tied to Possible Health Concerns

Researchers suggests that excessive salt intake leads to obstructive sleep apnoea Getty Images Research is underway in Brazil to discover whether switching to a low-salt diet could help prevent snoring. The trial, which started last month, is testing the theory that excessive salt intake causes sleep apnoea, of which snoring is a symptom. Sleep apnoea, or OSA, is a condition where the throat closes repeatedly during the night, blocking air flow to the lungs, thus preventing the person from breathing properly. Around one in 20 people suffer from the condition in the UK, the Mail Online reports. Researchers at the Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil, believe that the patient’s salt levels might be a factor, as excessive salt intake leads to a build up of body fluid which shifts to the neck during sleep and narrows the upper airways. During the study, the patients will either take diuretic pills every day, switch to a low-salt diet or have no treatment for one week, when their sleep patterns will then be compared.
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Why Snoring Is Not Normal — One Dentist in Odessa Explains

The study, published in the Nov. 1 issue of the journal Sleep, is believed to be the largest of its kind to link a mother’s snoring to her baby’s health. “There has been great interest in the implications of snoring during pregnancy and how it affects maternal health, but there is little data on how it may impact the health of the baby,” lead author Louise O’Brien, an associate professor at U-M’s Sleep Disorders Center and an adjunct associate professor in the obstetrics and gynecology, said in a university news release. “We’ve found that chronic snoring is associated with both smaller babies and C-sections, even after we accounted for other risk factors. This suggests that we have a window of opportunity to screen pregnant women for breathing problems during sleep that may put them at risk of poor delivery outcomes,” she explained. A previous study led by O’Brien found that women who begin snoring during pregnancy are at high risk for high blood pressure and preeclampsia — a condition in which a pregnant woman experiences sharp rises in blood pressure along with protein in her urine and other symptoms.
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Robin Rutherford of The Art of Dentistry Authors a Blog Explaining Why Snoring Is Not Considered Normal and Goes On to Highlight a Possible Treatment Press Release: The Art of Dentistry 6 hours ago View Photo Robin Rutherford, DDS – Cosmetic Dentist in Odessa Click here for high-resolution version ODESSA, TX–(Marketwired – Nov 5, 2013) – “Despite how commonly it occurs, you may be surprised to know that snoring isn’t actually considered normal,” says Odessa dentist Robin Rutherford, DDS in a blog post aptly titled ” Snoring Isn’t Normal .” He goes on to provide some clarification for this statement and then to later reveal a “viable snoring treatment ” that he offers for people experiencing the direct and/or indirect effects of snoring. According to Dr. Rutherford’s website, snoring occurs when muscles and tissues in the throat relax to the point that breathing passages become obstructed. When this happens, the velocity of airflow through these shrunken passages increases, often causing tissue vibrations that produce the snoring sound. In addition to simply prohibiting a healthy night’s sleep, the effects of snoring can also lead to several health risks and complications. Some potential concerns listed on the site include: Breathing problems Inability to concentrate or focus during the day Decrease in cognitive abilities Sleepapnea (which can be potentially fatal) For people experiencing the negative effects of snoring, Dr.
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