`Snoring Can Affect Your Sex Life and May Lead to Divorce' According to Researchers

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Center For Corrective Surgery

    PHILADELPHIA and BALA CYNWYD, Pa., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 4,900
 snoring patients surveyed confirms that snoring is no laughing matter when it
 comes to sex and divorce.  "Snoring puts tremendous stress on relationships,"
 according to Dr. Mansoor Madani, whose research paper will be presented in the
 upcoming 22nd annual conference of the American College Of Oral and
 Maxillofacial Surgeons in Las Vegas on April 29 - May 3, 2001.
     Over 80% of snoring couples sleep in separate bedrooms.  Sleep deprivation
 due to a partner's snoring makes it a challenge to be cheerful in the morning
 and can have a negative effect on the rest of their day, too.  "The stress
 suffered by the snorer's bed partner isn't the only stress with which we
 should concern ourselves," says Dr. Madani, Director of Center For Corrective
 Surgery and pioneer of many surgical techniques to correct this annoying
 sound.  "Patients also realized it is a major social challenge and it turns
 out that snoring can have negative effects on the sexual function of the
 snorer as well," adds Dr. Madani.  Their findings confirm another study that a
 significant number of heavy snorers have reduced sexual drive.  Over 50% of
 snoring men also experience erectile dysfunction.
     Snoring occurs because of vibration of tissues in the throat or behind the
 tongue.  They include an excessively large tongue, tonsils or soft palate and
 elongated uvula -- the punching bag in the back of your throat.  "When these
 tissues block your windpipe during sleep, you stop breathing -- a serious
 condition known as sleep apnea.  Snoring is one of the major signs of this
 deadly disorder.  This interrupted breathing causes the concentration of
 oxygen in your body to drop, leading to fatigue, depression and sexual
 dysfunction," according to Dr. Madani.  Most snorers, however, do not realize
 they have sleep deprivation because they may be so tired they think they are
 good sleepers.  Generally, an individual suffering from sleep apnea may not be
 getting the full night's sleep he or she needs.
     Snoring and sleep apnea can also lead to other complications, including
 high blood pressure, increased risk of heart attack or stroke and excessive
 daytime sleepiness.  All of these conditions can suppress a healthy interest
 in sex.  Fortunately, the snoring problem could be corrected in most instances
 by surgery according to Dr. Mansoor Madani, a pioneering surgeon in treating
 this disorder.  These treatments may include laser surgery to trim the uvula
 and portion of soft palate, or use of radio frequency to treat enlarged
 tonsils or nasal turbinates that causes chronic nasal congestion and snoring.
 These procedures are very effective for treating snoring and milder cases of
 sleep apnea.  The cost ranges between $2100-3000.
     For more information, visit www.snorenet.com.
 
 

SOURCE Center For Corrective Surgery
    PHILADELPHIA and BALA CYNWYD, Pa., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 4,900
 snoring patients surveyed confirms that snoring is no laughing matter when it
 comes to sex and divorce.  "Snoring puts tremendous stress on relationships,"
 according to Dr. Mansoor Madani, whose research paper will be presented in the
 upcoming 22nd annual conference of the American College Of Oral and
 Maxillofacial Surgeons in Las Vegas on April 29 - May 3, 2001.
     Over 80% of snoring couples sleep in separate bedrooms.  Sleep deprivation
 due to a partner's snoring makes it a challenge to be cheerful in the morning
 and can have a negative effect on the rest of their day, too.  "The stress
 suffered by the snorer's bed partner isn't the only stress with which we
 should concern ourselves," says Dr. Madani, Director of Center For Corrective
 Surgery and pioneer of many surgical techniques to correct this annoying
 sound.  "Patients also realized it is a major social challenge and it turns
 out that snoring can have negative effects on the sexual function of the
 snorer as well," adds Dr. Madani.  Their findings confirm another study that a
 significant number of heavy snorers have reduced sexual drive.  Over 50% of
 snoring men also experience erectile dysfunction.
     Snoring occurs because of vibration of tissues in the throat or behind the
 tongue.  They include an excessively large tongue, tonsils or soft palate and
 elongated uvula -- the punching bag in the back of your throat.  "When these
 tissues block your windpipe during sleep, you stop breathing -- a serious
 condition known as sleep apnea.  Snoring is one of the major signs of this
 deadly disorder.  This interrupted breathing causes the concentration of
 oxygen in your body to drop, leading to fatigue, depression and sexual
 dysfunction," according to Dr. Madani.  Most snorers, however, do not realize
 they have sleep deprivation because they may be so tired they think they are
 good sleepers.  Generally, an individual suffering from sleep apnea may not be
 getting the full night's sleep he or she needs.
     Snoring and sleep apnea can also lead to other complications, including
 high blood pressure, increased risk of heart attack or stroke and excessive
 daytime sleepiness.  All of these conditions can suppress a healthy interest
 in sex.  Fortunately, the snoring problem could be corrected in most instances
 by surgery according to Dr. Mansoor Madani, a pioneering surgeon in treating
 this disorder.  These treatments may include laser surgery to trim the uvula
 and portion of soft palate, or use of radio frequency to treat enlarged
 tonsils or nasal turbinates that causes chronic nasal congestion and snoring.
 These procedures are very effective for treating snoring and milder cases of
 sleep apnea.  The cost ranges between $2100-3000.
     For more information, visit www.snorenet.com.
 
 SOURCE  Center For Corrective Surgery