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Snore Wars: The Truth About Sleep Apnea

We partnered with The 7th Chamber to bring you this information. All opinions are 100% our own and some come from my own personal experience with sleep apnea. I am not a doctor or professional sleep therapist. Please consult your doctor if you feel you are suffering from sleep apnea or sleep issues. Thank you! 

 

The video above makes me laugh so hard. That’s me and my husband for about 8 years now. Only I’m  the one being dragged from the bed and tossed out the window. It’s true that having a partner who snores can cause relationship issues. When you don’t get a good night’s sleep, it affects each person which in turn affects the relationship.

I can’t remember the last time I had a good night’s sleep. I get up and stumble through each day feeling groggy, exhausted beyond means and bit of more cranky than my kids would like. For most of us the simple cure is 8 hours of uninterrupted, pillow hugging rest. I only dream of that.

out of the window shotWhen you suffer from severe Sleep Apnea which causes snoring, lack of oxygen and breathing attacks. Then you know that getting a good night’s sleep isn’t so easy. It’s nearly impossible! 

I always hear the same thing. It’s like clockwork.

  • My head hits the pillow
  • Followed by loud growling sounds
  • Tossing & Turning
  • Then I’m being woken up

My kids and hubby wake me the moment I go silent, struggling to breathe. I often wake up choking, coughing, drooling, gasping and then the cycle begins again. By 4 AM, I’m so bloody exhausted, nobody understands why I’m napping during the day, always giving me a hard time that I’m sleeping my life away when they have no idea. It’s also the main reason hubby and I sleep in different rooms. 

I’m not alone. In fact, more couples than ever sleep in different bedrooms. I read in a recent survey that as many as 40% Canadian couples sleep at one point or another in different beds. It’s called “Sleep Divorce”, and snoring is usually the main cause. 

woman in room 3RANA one of Western Canada’s leading respiratory care companies believes there’s a less extreme solution that doesn’t involve having your partner leave your bed. In fact, they believe there’s a better approach to address the root of the problem not like the couple in the video and actually tackle the treatment of snoring.

The Issues With NOT Getting Treatment for Sleep Apnea Suffers:

  • 68% more likely to develop coronary heart diseases
  • 58% more likely to have heart failure
  • 189% more likely to have hypertension
  • 76% more likely to have a stroke

RANA is on a mission to end the SNORE WARS taking place in many Canadian bedrooms. They are offering a free snoring consultation. And if you are like me, you should jump at the chance. I did my consultation and discovered I stop breathing up to 600 times per night, one of the worst ever seen.

“What we find frustrating,” says RANA President, Cory McArthur, “is that many of the sufferers we have seen were reluctant to ask for help with their sleep issues, even though the result of treatment can be life-changing.” 

More Sleep Apnea Facts:

  • 76% of people who snore have Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
  • 90% of sleep apnea suffers go undiagnosed.
  • 3 out of 4 Canadians reporting sleep apnea were 45 years and older.
  • Sleep Apnea can affect children as young as five years old.
  • 74% of adults at risk for OSA were men.

Listen, I’m being truthful in this blog post. You can’t just ignore snoring or sleep issues. It greatly affects your health, I know because I suffer from it. But there are things you can do to help yourself get well again and find better rest. One of them being getting a free consultation to discover how you are sleeping. 

For more information and for your free Snoring Consultation: Call 1-866-5-WAKEUP or visit snorehelp.com You can also visit RANA Sleep Care website: www.RANAsnorescore.com

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