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A Wake-Up Call on Snoring Treatments

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A Wake-Up Call on Snoring Treatments

A Wake-Up Call on Snoring Treatments

A Wake-Up Call on Snoring Treatments

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Millions of Americans have their nightly sleep interrupted by snoring — their own or a partner's. Ira Flatow leads a discussion on the causes of snoring, and some potential remedies. Do over-the-counter treatments work? Who is a candidate for surgery?

Guests:

Mark W. Mahowald, M.D., professor of neurology, University of Minnesota; chairman of neurology department, Hennepin County Medical Center; director, Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center, Minneapolis, Minn.

Captain Pete Michaelson, M.D., head and neck surgeon, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.