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Don't ignore the snore!

MOAMA Village Pharmacy’s message this Men’s Health Week is, ‘Don’t Ignore the Snore’.  Snoring is one of the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea: a condition where repeated episodes of partial or complete obstruction of the throat causes breathing to reduce or stop during sleep. Sleep apnea is more common in men than women, and becomes more common as they age. “It can disrupt sleep, but it may have much more significant health implications,” pharmacist Clint Flanigan said. Day-to-day effects include increased daytime fatigue, snoring, morning headaches and reduced concentration. But obstructive sleep apnea can have a significant effect on other health conditions including increased blood pressure, increased blood sugar and worsening diabetes control, increased rate of depression and mood disorder...

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