Loud snoring may sound fun to your sleeping partner, but the condition is no joke.
Snoringis often the sign of a condition called obstructive sleep apnea, which increases the risk of diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, and other cardiovascular problems. Loud snoring can be a serious sleep disorder. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a block that stops breathing and disturbs sleep.
Being overweight or out of shape Adipose tissue and poor muscle tone contribute to snoring. Even if you're not overweight in general, carrying excess weight around your neck or throat can cause snoring. Sometimes exercising and losing weight may be all it takes to stop snoring. According to a recently published study of 268 people who snored routinely, researchers found a connection between frequent morning headaches and sleep disorders, including insomnia and sleep apnea.
Monitoring your snoring for patterns can often help you identify the reasons why you snore, what makes it worse, and how to stop it. A study of 827 older men found that the more they snored and the louder they snored, the more likely they were to report lower levels of sexual satisfaction, even though a clinical analysis of their health showed no physiological signs of reduced sexual response. But if you snore for a long time, you not only alter the sleep patterns of people close to you, but also impair your own quality of sleep. People who snore often have too much nasal and throat tissue or “soft tissue” that is more likely to vibrate.
If you regularly snore at night, it can disrupt the quality of your sleep and lead to daytime fatigue, irritability and increased health problems. There are many effective solutions that can help both you and your partner sleep better at night and overcome the relationship problems that occur when a person snores. If you are the one who is awake at night while your partner is snoring, it's easy to start feeling resentful. 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.
And if you snore, you may feel helpless, guilty, or even irritated with your partner for insisting on something you can't control. Approximately 50% of New Zealand adults snore occasionally and approximately 25% are regular snorers. Not surprisingly, snorers with frequent headaches report a lower quality of life than those who do not have a headache. Loud snorers also have a higher risk of developing high blood pressure at a younger age than people who don't snore.
The snoring child should be taken to the doctor, as his snoring may be due to an underlying airway problem, such as enlarged tonsils. A recent study of 74 snorers showed that the more daytime sleepiness people report, the greater their chances of also having mild symptoms of depression or anxiety.