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Snore Cure's a Lure

FTC warns of ads that promise too much

You feel tired and sluggish all day. Your wife complains that you snore like a train all night. Neither of you is happy.

But then, as you lay awake watching TV, you see a commercial for a magic cure. A new pill or device that will stop your snoring for good. It seems worth a try.

Maybe not, says the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC has a warning for consumers: Be suspicious of products that make claims about stopping snoring.

Specifically, the agency warns you to be wary of ads that make references to curing medical conditions, like sleep apnea. That dangerous condition afflicts 12 million Americans, according to the American Sleep Apnea Association. The FTC says such claims are dangerous because they stop people from seeking professional help from a doctor.

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