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News2009January › Snoring: The best therapy for a good night's sleep › January 2009

Snoring: The best therapy for a good night's sleep

Chronic snorers are far more likely to suffer a heart attack or heart disease - and now researchers have found the best cure for the problem

Chronic snorers are far more likely to suffer a heart attack or heart disease - and now researchers have found the best cure for the problem.

Snoring is commonly caused by a condition that doctors call obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), and it can put enormous strain on the heart muscles, and can also cause high blood pressure (hypertension).

Unfortunately, most treatments for snoring and OSA have been ineffective or hit-and-miss at best. But researchers from the Sleep Research Laboratory in Toronto, Canada believe they have found the solution - a therapy called continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). CPAP involves the wearing of a nasal mask that stops the pharynx from collapsing, which continually occurs during snoring.

It doesn't sound very pleasant, but it may be welcome news for both the snorer and his or her partner.

(Source: Lancet, 2009; 373: 82-93).


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