In Touch magazine is reporting that newlyweds Kevin Jonas and Danielle Deleasa are sleeping in separate beds:
“They’ve only been married for five months, but Kevin Jonas and his wife, Danielle Deleasa, are already sleeping in separate beds. According to a friend of the couple’s, when it comes to their sleeping arrangements, the honeymoon is over. But it’s not what you think — the problem is that Kevin, 22, snores like a freight train! “Kevin and Danielle had never spent a night together until their wedding night, so she had no clue that he snores so loudly,” the insider explains. “She loves her husband, but now she sleeps in a guest room when he gets too noisy.” “They are still crazy about each other,” says the pal. “But the snoring has become a big joke for their friends.”
It may be a “big joke” for their friends, but for millions of Americans, snoring is no laughing matter. Nearly 90 million American adults snore — 37 million on a regular basis. And although it may be merely a nuisance to some, for many others it accounts for disruptions their sleep and to their bed-partner’s sleep. This fragmented sleep can lead to poor daytime function with excess fatigue and sleepiness. Daytime dysfunction and cardiovascular disease are the two most common adverse health effects believed to be casually linked to snoring. About one-half of people who snore loudly have obstructive sleep apnea.
What causes Snoring?
Snoring occurs when something blocks the flow of air through the mouth and nose. As a person falls asleep, the muscles of the roof of the mouth (soft palate and uvula), tongue and throat relax. Sometimes these tissues can relax enough that they vibrate and may partially obstruct the airway. This vibration is what causes the sound of snoring.
What contributes to snoring?
A variety of factors can lead to snoring, including:
Untreated sleep apnea can:
Lifestyle changes, mouthpieces, surgery, and/or breathing devices can successfully treat snoring and sleep apnea in many people. A physician should be consulted to determine what the specific diagnosis is, and what the best course of treatment would be for that individual.
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