Nix Snoring, Feel Better

And improve your math scores!

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(HealthDayNews) -- Snoring may be associated with sleep apnea, which means you may stop breathing for a few moments while you sleep. Most of the time it's not serious, but it is unpleasant.

There are several effective treatments for snoring, but are there any negative side effects when the buzz saw is silenced? The department of internal medicine at the Kinki University School of Medicine in Osakasayama, Japan, decided to find out.

As reported in the Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine, not only was the risk of sleep apnea decreased, but so was general anxiety. Patients were emotionally happier, and they became smarter too! For reasons that no one can quite pinpoint, their ability to do mathematic problems improved by about a third.

So if you have trouble preparing your income taxes, it may not be your fault. Just stop snoring and try again.

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