H. Charles Jelinek Jr., DDS - November 2018

Why DoWe Snore?


Old cartoons will have you believe that snoring is just indicative of being deeply asleep — deep enough to not notice anything going on around you. In reality, if you’re a frequent snorer, your body may be warning you of a bigger issue, and ignoring it will only make the problem worse. Learn more about the causes, risks, and treatment options for snoring with these facts. What is it? Snoring is relatively common, and it can begin or increase in intensity as people age or gain weight. The rumble and grunting noises are verberations on your airway passages due to a physical blockage of the paths to your nose, throat, and mouth. What does it mean?

Spicy, Creamy Sweet Potatoes For many, oral appliance therapy can greatly reduce the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea. In more severe cases, sometimes the tonsils and adenoids have to be removed. Sleep apnea sufferers also have plenty of other options for recovery, which include CPAP body. Snoring is often a symptom of a larger issue and can be caused by allergies, sickness, excessive weight, irritated tonsils or adenoids, the shape of your nose or mouth, or obstructive sleep apnea. Those who snore are also less likely to get a good night’s sleep, which can lead to irritation, lack of focus, and drowsiness. Sleep apnea’s impacts, meanwhile, are more dangerous. The disorder can negatively affect your sleep patterns, put extra strain on your heart, and can cause irregular breathing — hence the snoring. Studies show that about half of all snorers are living with obstructive sleep apnea. How can I treat it?

breathing machines as well as diet and exercise. The best way to diagnose

your snoring issue and get back to proper sleep is to see a specialist who can give you an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

Don’t ignore your snoring. Learn more about how the dental office of H. Charles Jelinek Jr., DDS, can help you with your sleep apnea and snoring problems by visiting NorthernVirginiaDental.com .

Despite its commonality, especially among men, snoring is not normal for the human


Sweet potatoes are aThanksgiving staple, but they’re often the blandest thing on the table. Luckily that’s not the case with this recipe, which featuresThai spices and coconut milk.


1/2 cup dark brown sugar

5 pounds sweet potatoes

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup canned coconut milk

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste


cover with foil, and bake for 20 minutes. 5. Uncover potatoes and dot with

1. Heat oven to 375 F. On a large sheet pan, bake potatoes until very soft, approximately 75 minutes. 2. Let potatoes cool until they are safe to handle, then peel and mash. 3. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine coconut milk and curry paste. Once mixed, add the mixture, salt, half the sugar, and half the butter to potatoes. 4. 30 minutes before serving, heat oven to 425 F. Spread potatoes in a baking dish,

remaining butter and sugar. Broil until brown, crusty, and delicious. Serve hot.

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