Do you know snoring can damage your health?
Unbelievable? In fact, snoring can be an early warning sign of a dangerous, even fatal medical condition known as Obstructive sleep Apnea. A person with Obstructive Sleep Apnea actually stops breathing while asleep. When one doesn't breath, the oxygen level in the blood is reduced. This will certainly cause serious health problems.
Snoring may increase stoke risk.
Researchers found that people who sleep more than eight hours a night, snore or who often fell drowsy during the day may have a higher risk of stroke.
People like that are more likely to suffer from sleep Apnea, a sleep disturbance marked by snoring that causes a person to stop breathing for short period, which in turn cases them to sleep lightly and this makes them sleepy during the day.
If you snore severely or have trouble staying awake during the day, you should see a doctor to find out why. As those may be the signs of Sleep Apnea, which is associated with an increased risk of stroke.
The link between snoring and high blood pressure
Are you unware of your snoring or breathing abnormalities during sleep? In a large study conducted by the scientists at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore, researchers found that snoring and sleep apnea are associated with high blood pressure in middle-aged and older persons, particularly among obese people, although the scientists cannot explain this association.
What are the blood oxygen levels in a normal individual and a person with Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
During normal breathing, one's oxygen level can range in 97 ~ 100% range. Many people with apnea routinely have a low blood oxygen level in the 60 ~ 80% range. Oxygen levels in this range can precipitate heart atacks, strokes, and other serious medical problems.
Snoring can be bad for your partner's health
Researchers at the Sleep Disorders Center in Avesta, Sweden, surveyed 500 women living with men who were referred to sleep disorder center because of snoring. They found more than 10% of these women were dragging through the day because they couldn't get enough sleep.
Therefore it is likely that a snorer's bed partner may be tired of the time. Moreover, long term sleep deprivation may bring on more serious medical problems, e.g. fibromylgia, s syndrome characterized by chronic pain and fatigue. In addition, the affected women in the study also suffered a level of frustration because the problem of living with a snorer is sometimes not taken seriously by others.
Snoring is a problem that may bed partners wish they never had to contend with. It affects approximately 44% of men and 30% of women. Also, as we get older, our snoring tends to get worse.
Snoring may cause impotence in male
Medical doctors in England reported that snoring may cause impotence in male. Through a study, they said that, ' Snoring will decrease the secretion of a sex hormone in male, testosterone. If the level of testosterone is decreased significantly, it will causes impotence.'
Since snorer stops breathing temporarily during sleep, and this temporary cessation of breathing will decrease the amount of air entering into mouth and nostrils. When the oxygen level in the inspired air is decreased, as a result, the secretion of testosterone is also reduced.
Do you feel annoying and unpleasant about your boy's father or husband's snoring? Would you like to help them stop snoring? Do you want to enjoy a silent night again?