Snoring kills?

I got a pretty dramatic news release today with the subject head: "Snoring can kill you." Naturally, I read on. (Not for me of course...for my husband...yeah, that's it.) Anyway, the release was for Glen Burnie-based Sleep Solutions, a company that provides an in-home testing service for sleep disorders. Sleep Solutions, which also offers therapy products for sleep ...

No comments

  1. John H. Cochran

    My wife complained for years about my snoring. After we moved to Baltimore, we found a doctor and she told the doctor of my snoring. At my next visit, the doctor referred me to a Johns Hopkins sleep specialist. The specialist scheduled me for an overnight sleep study at BayView Hospital. I didn’t sleep all night for the wires hooked to virtually every part of my anatomy and because the room was kept colder than a morgue with only a sheet to cover. Try making your ususal visit to the head at 3:00 a.m. in these conditions. While I thought I was awake most of the night, I actually learned that I was snoring and that I was not asleep all night. Imagine that, I thought. These test results prompted the sleep specialist to schedule me for yet a second night at BayView where, this time, I was connected to a C-Pap machine. This is a device that straps over the top of the head sort of like a dog muzzle only with a long elaphantine hose extending from mid-face to a blower which pumps airs down the throat all night. Acccording to these test results, I had the sort of sleep that resulted in random eye movement, a good thing according to the sleep specialist. Of course, the next step was to write a prescription so that my health insurance carrier could buy me a C-PAP machine. I declined, thinking that if I had to sleep with an umbilical like cord to my head for the rest of my life, I would just as soon die now. Short afterward, my wife told me that I had stopped snoring. That was four years ago and I still don’t snore.

  2. I keep hearing this “snoring will kill you” crap, but I haven’t found anything conclusive scientifically that says that. I could see apnea causing it, but not snoring.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *