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Snoring is a common cause of sleep disruption in couples— impacting health and quality of life for both partners. 2nd hand snoring is a real thing and can cause your bed partner to lose sleep and potentially cause problems in the relationship. Snoring is caused by vibration of the soft tissues in the upper airway during sleep due to partial obstruction of airflow. It's estimated that 45% of men and 30% of women over age 30 snore at least occasionally.

A recent survey by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine found that couples who sleep apart due to one partner's snoring a

re less likely to be satisfied in the relationship. Lack of sleep can cause irritability and an increased risk of depression in the non-snorer, while sleeping apart can be perceived as an implied rejection to the snorer. Loss of intimacy, combined with loss of sleep and general irritation, can quickly lead to resentment and relationship stress.

If you snore, it's in your best interests—for your relationship AND your health—to have your sleep evaluated. There are many types of sleep related breathing disorders (SRBD). Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of SRBD. It occurs when your throat muscles relax and block the airway, reducing or briefly stopping airflow. These pauses vary in duration and may occur thirty times or more per hour. Normal breathing resumes after the pause, sometimes with a loud gasp or choking sound.

When breathing pauses frequently or becomes shallow, you experience poor sleep quality, which makes sleep apnea a cause of excessive daytime sleepiness. If left untreated, OSA may lead to high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease, memory problems, weight gain, mental health issues, and headaches. Let us help you take the steps to improve your sleep, live a happier life and have you and your bed partner sleeping in the same bed again!

Ask us how you can receive a sleep wellness consultation!

These fresh vegetable summer rolls make a fantastic healthy snack or light meal. Serve with Avocado cilantro lime dressing for dipping!

Avocado Summer Rolls Ingredients Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing 2 cups fresh cilantro 1 garlic clove 1⁄4 cup lime juice 2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey 1⁄2 teaspoon ground coriander 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt 1⁄2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 avocado

For the summer rolls: 6 (28cm) spring roll rice wrappers

4 ounces cooked rice noodles 4 ounces extra-firm tofu, sliced into strips 1 ripe avocado, sliced 2 ripe peaches or 1 ripe mango, sliced

1⁄2 watermelon radish, very thinly sliced, optional Fresh herbs: basil, Thai basil and/or mint Pinches of sesame seeds Tamari and sriracha, optional for serving

Instructions: Make the avocado cilantro lime dressing: In a food processor, place the cilantro, garlic, avocado, lime juice, maple syrup, coriander, and salt and pulse to combine. With the blade running, pour in the olive oil and process until smooth. Assemble the summer rolls: Fill a shallow glass baking dish with 1-inch of warm water. Submerge one rice paper in the warm water for 7 seconds and then lay the softened wrapper on a clean, damp kitchen towel. Place desired fillings into the center of the wrapper. Fold the bottom of the wrapper over the filling and gently tuck the filling under the wrapper. Fold the sides over the filling. Then continue rolling and tucking the rice paper to form a summer roll. Repeat with the remaining rice papers. Serve with the Avocado Cilantro Lime dressing for dipping. Serve with tamari and sriracha on the side, if desired.


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