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Snoring

Chronic snoring affects the quality of your sleep.

Your partner wants to kick you to the couch -- and you’re always tired.

Mark has always known he was likely to snore, but it wasn’t always a problem. As he’s gotten older, though, the snoring has gotten worse -- and his partner is at her wit’s end. The couple doesn’t know it yet, but Mark is an excellent candidate for snoring treatment in Frisco.

His partner Monica doesn’t snore, and she’s a light sleeper. Sometimes it feels like she doesn’t do much more than doze through the night with Mark by her side, and she often wakes up feeling more tired than before she went to bed. Monica has talked to her partner about sleeping in the guest room several times.

He’s tried to be understanding, but Mark feels frustrated about the fact that his partner can’t get past this habit that is beyond his control. He’s tried sleeping on his stomach, reducing his alcohol intake before bed, and other tips he found on the internet to control snoring. Nothing has helped so far, though, and the snoring continues to drive him and Monica further and further apart every night.

Snoring can get in the way of even the healthiest relationships, like Mark and Monica’s used to be. Unfortunately, too many people don’t realize there is a solution -- and one that’s better than those over-the-counter treatments you find at the drugstore.

Snoring is usually indicative of the condition known as obstructive sleep apnea, which causes sufferers to stop breathing repeatedly throughout the night. The tongue and lower jaw become so relaxed during sleep that they block the proper flow of air, causing that familiar snoring sound and interrupting everyone’s eight hours of rest. People who are at the greatest risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea are males, middle aged and older, who are also overweight -- just like Mark.

In addition to placing a strain on relationships, snoring and sleep apnea take a toll on overall health. The body needs plenty of deep sleep every night to relax and destress. This chance to unwind is especially important for the heart, which takes a lot of strain throughout the day. But when you snore, your body is unable to fall into a deep sleep -- and your heart, mind, and body stay on high alert.

Due to their shallow sleep caused by obstructive sleep apnea, chronic snorers like Mark are at a higher risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, and having a heart attack. In the worst cases, premature death has even been linked to snoring and its related conditions. But there is a solution with treatment for sleep apnea.

Are you ready to treat sleep apnea and stop snoring in Frisco? Please let us know about your sleep problems by filling out our 'Sleep Disorder Evaluation Form.'