Snoring: A New Tip-Off To Stroke and Heart Disease

The researchers looked at the carotid arteries in snorers and found increased thickening of the artery walls, indicating damage already setting in. The researchers suggested that the damage could be due to the trauma and inflammation caused by the vibrations of snoring. However, previous research on the connection between sleep apnea and artery disease has found a reverse connection the arterial damage comes first, lowering the amount of oxygen in the blood, leading to breathing interruptions. It could be that thickening of the arteries is contributing to the snoring as well, not just the other way around.
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Getting More Sleep by Eliminating Snoring

It can cause people to stop breathing during deep sleep, and severely diminish sleep quality. A recent study found that moderate obstructive sleep apnea may raise sudden cardiac death risk . Dr. Hilton: “It is also believed that OSA may contribute to road accidents and hypertension.” For the trial, the team recruited 60 chronic snorers and 60 people with mild-to-moderate sleep apnea.
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Singing exercises reduce snoring

About 45 million Americans find their sleep interrupted by snorers. The lack of sleep can have a number of negative consequences. Not only will it make your partner tired and unable to function to the best of their ability during the day, but it can contribute to bad moods, to your weight, and to the level of intimacy you have with your partner. What at first seems harmless is in fact a far-reaching problem for many Americans. 41% of women say they have had their nights sleep interrupted by snoring when they needed a full nights rest.
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