Snoring on its own is usually considered a harmless phenomenon, albeit highly disturbing, but for some people it indicates a more serious underlying medical condition or sleep disorder. Snoring can itself be a symptom of a health problem such as obstructive sleep apnea. Talk to your doctor if you are too sleepy during the day, if you snore often or too loudly, or if your partner notices that sometimes he or she stops breathing completely. You may need medical help so that you (and your loved ones) can sleep well at night.
From gentle sucking to strong rasps and rasps, snoring is common. It is estimated that 45 percent of adults snore occasionally, while 25 percent snore regularly often disturbs the sleep of their bed partner and possibly their own as well. Snoring is the hoarse or loud sound that occurs when air flows through the relaxed tissues of the throat, causing the tissues to vibrate as you breathe. Almost everyone snores from time to time, but for some people it can be a chronic problem.
Sometimes it can also indicate a serious health condition. In addition, snoring can be a nuisance for your partner. An analysis of health data from a sleep study found that the intensity of snoring was related to the risk of carotid atherosclerosis, narrowing of the arteries in the neck due to fatty deposits called plaque and, as a result, stroke. Simply put, the louder and longer you snore each night, the greater your long-term risk of having a stroke.
Protect yourself by seeking help for snoring, especially if you experience daytime sleepiness, if your spouse says your breathing stops while you sleep (both signs of sleep apnea), or if you have other health problems, such as high blood pressure. Loud snoring can be a serious sleep disorder. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a block that stops breathing and disturbs sleep. The study found that those who used a CPAP had healthier blood pressure levels, especially during the night.