Chasing Sleep: I Don’t Snore, Honey (2011)
Do you snore? Would you know if you snore? Does your spouse snore but stubbornly denies? Is snoring normal? Can it kill? Snoring is relatively common and many think it is normal. However, a more sinister problem may be lurking beneath the snoring. That problem is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), where one can choke as a result of an obstructed airway. This may lead to high blood pressure, heart diseases, and strokes. A sleep study is needed to diagnose OSA and treatment can help to improve symptoms and reduce the complications from it.
In this episode, the issue of snoring, which is usually behind bedroom doors, comes under the microscope. Sleep apnea experts and doctors take on Adrian’s little snoring issue. For the first time, Adrian’s nasal passage is scoped and examined. He is then put on a non-invasive treatment for his mild obstructive sleep apnea - continuous positive airway pressure. Will Adrian’s snoring be a thing of the past after this episode?