People often wonder, isn’t there some type of snoring device — or, actually, an anti-snoring device — that could help me (or my partner) get a good night’s sleep?
The answer is yes. Like most things these days, snoring devices aren’t guaranteed to work for everyone. Much depends on the precise cause of the snoring. But, once that’s been determined, help awaits.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, commonly called CPAP, is considered the most effective nonsurgical therapy (in other words, snoring device) to combat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
How CPAP Machine Works
A safe and painless treatment, CPAP uses mild air pressure to keep airways open while you sleep. It’s meant to be used every night. CPAP equipment includes a mask or other device that fits over the nose or over both the nose and mouth. The mask, which is held in place by straps, is attached to a tube that’s connected to a motor that produces the air pressure. You can check detailed CPAP machine reviews at the linked site.
CPAP units are small and lightweight and produce a fairly soft, rhythmic sound, according to the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
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Ever slept next to a person who suffers from bruxism disorder? If so, you know the experience can be very irritating as the person clenches or grinds teeth through the night.
Bruxism is a disorder that one would not want to experience in any given day. The grinding of the teeth usually happens when the person is subconscious and the neuromuscular are dormant. The disorder is habitual and a person may grind his teeth each and every night.
The grinding eventually causes damage to enamel and the jawbones. When the teeth grinding becomes severe, it can lead to lose of teeth, receding gums and eating disorders.
Causes of Bruxism
There are a number of things that have been found to cause Bruxism. These include use of amphetamines, panic at night, anxiety attacks during the day, which then proceed at night when one is sleeping and digestive ailments.
The good news is that bruxism can be reversed if the patient is treated.
Treatment of Bruxism
Bruxism can be treated and controlled after a carefully analysis of the malady. The sickness can either be treated using electromyography, which is usually done during sleep.
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The great bottled water vs. tap water facts debate continues to rage on with no end in sight. It would seem that science and raw data could resolve this issue, but the real truth is even murkier than some of the untreated water that they are studying.
The real problem is that not all tap water or bottled water is the same. It’s not all processed the same; there are different forms of filtering and purifying, and clever marketing makes you even more confused.
Bottled Water vs. Tap Water Facts – What We Know about Tap Water
Here are some things we do know about tap water:
Tap Water Pros
- Cost Efficient – Outside of paying your monthly water bill, you save a lot of money with tap water. This means that tap water can be enjoyed by more people around the world.
- Heavily Regulated – The stuff that comes out of the taps is much more regulated than what you get from bottled water. Both state and federal laws are enforced, and you usually know the source of the water.
- Fluoride – Fluoride helps to prevent tooth decay, and this is especially good for young children, who might not
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What is Molluscum Contagiosum?
Molluscum Contagiosum (MC) is a viral skin infection that manifests itself through small pearly or flesh-colored bumps, which may be clear but with an indented center. The virus that causes this condition is highly contagious but is not harmful.
Generally, most cases of MC will clear up on their own between 6-18 months without treatment. Moreover, when the bumps clear up without being interfered with, no other symptoms or scarring will be experienced. Only spots will be left.
Severe cases of MC that call for treatment are mainly seen with people who have compromised immune system, maybe as a result of other disease conditions. In such cases, treatment is only recommended for adults with unsightly spots that affect their self-esteem. Young children are prohibited from treatment since it may be extremely painful and upsetting. Treatment may sometimes cause permanent scarring.
Treatment Options for MC
Treatment options for MC include over-the-counter medications, mostly in form of lotions, creams and ointments and also hospital procedures. This article will focus on over-the-counter treatment options. You can also find help at Molluscum Solutions.
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One of the questions we’ve gotten through our contact form is about laser hair removal. Jackie from Maryland wanted to know how one can heal the blister that form after removing tattoos. For this answer, we’ve consulted Jack Mesh, a staff at a leading laser tattoo removal parlor to shed more light on the subject.
Take it over, Mesh.
Neck tattoo removal treatments normally leave you with blisters which you can treat by applying hydrocortisone cream or taking ibuprofen, just like you would do with sunburn. With special care, blisters should heal eventually and disappear on their own.
When laser tattooing is executed properly, you are bound to get blisters approximately eights hours after treatment. You have up to a month before the blisters can completely heal. Proper care and hygiene is essential for the weeks following your treatment. The good news is that these blisters are normally not deep and do not leave you with scars.
The following steps describe how you would heal blisters after a laser tattoo removal:
The healing process begins right after the laser tattoo specialist finishes tattooing. In our laser tattoo removal clinic we cover your neck (tattooed area) with protective ointment … Read the rest
You’ve heard the best way to get rid of hair is by shaving. With this advise, you can buy a nice shaver together with shaving cream. You can shave once but notice that the smooth feel only last for an hour. After a few days, you may feel like there is some sand on your body and everything has grown coarse. Sometimes, you will notice some rashes and nicks. Most people who notice these decide shaving is not for them and opt for other ways to get rid of hair such as waxing.
Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
The first day you go for waxing, your whole perspective on the idea will change. The pain is intolerable for most people. Moreover, you may end up with some ingrown hair and black spots that do not clear up. After spending almost $60 on waxing and realizing it’s not for you, you can opt for laser hair removal.
Before rushing into laser hair removal, you should read more about the procedure. One questions you may have after learning about the procedure is whether laser hair removal really works. To help us with this, we interviewed Shad Moss, a staff from one of … Read the rest
Body fat content refers to the percentage total amount of fat in the body. The role of body fat is protection of the internal organs of the body. Fat also provides the energy required during starvation. A healthy man’s percentage body fat is 24-31 percent while that of a woman is 18-25 percent.
Since the roles played by body fat in the body are so essential, many people are curious to know how to calculate it. The calculation can be done through a body fat analyzer.
A body fat analyzer is an electronic device that works by sending a safe amount of electronic charge through your body from predetermined contact points. The charge, while traveling through your body, measures the body fat present as subcutaneous fluid under the skin. The result the analyzer provides is usually 2% more or less of the actual fat amount. Using a body fat analyzer is the best way of measuring your body fat percentage.
Which are the Best Body Fat Analyzers?
There are different types of body fat scales or analyzers in the market. For example, you could opt for a home body fat analyzer. You can place the device in the bathroom together … Read the rest