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Chat with the AASM (@AASMOrg) begins at 3 p.m. EST on Wednesday, February 12. 

Participate by
 including the hashtag #StopSnoring in your Tweets.

The ideal Valentine's Day gift: a partner who snores no more

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  • Snoring
  • Hypertension
  • Sleep apnea

Patrick Murray  |  Feb 11, 2014
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Roses, candy or a candlelit dinner are nice, if uninspired romantic gestures that many of us fall back on during Valentine's Day. Rather than giving another forgettable gift, consider a lifestyle change that will benefit both you and your partner: gaining control of your snoring. 

"Snoring has serious effects, both on relationships and physical health, and couples need to address it before damage is done," said Dr. M. Safwan Badr, president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

In addition to being a sleep-disturbing nuisance, snoring is a common symptom of obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep disorder with strong links to many health problems including heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

On Wednesday, Feb. 12, Dr. Badr will be educating couples on how to reduce their snoring for a better night's sleep and improved help. You and your partner are invited to participate in this pre-Valentine's Day Twitter party, Bring your questions about snoring and sleep to Twitter at 3 p.m. EST on Wednesday and use the hashtag #StopSnoring.

Dr. M Safwan Badr (@aasmorg) -  is the 2013 - 2014 president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and is board-certified in sleep medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine and internal medicine. Dr. Badr serves as professor and chief of the division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. He is a staff physician at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center and the Detroit Medical Center. Dr. Badr directs the sleep fellowship program at Wayne State University School of Medicine, where he has served in multiple positions, including professor of medicine, since 1996. His research program focuses on the pathophysiology and epidemiology of sleep apnea. 

1 Comment

  1. 1 annmarie Lambert 06 Mar
    trying to get my husband healther so he can enjoy grandchildren  snore all thru his sleep sometime worse than others