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Why we should care Snoring?

Feb 13, 2008 - 0 comments

Sleep Apnea


Effect of Snoring



Why we should care  Snoring?
Everybody  Snore occasionally even a baby may  Snore.  Studies show that at least 1/3 of the adult snores.  If you have  Snoring, it does not only affect yourself, it also causes great distress for your bed partners.   Snoring can have a disturbing impact on family life and studies show about 80% of couples end up sleeping in different rooms because of  Snoring disruption.

Snoring has a disturbing influence on the bed partners and persons listening to the  Snoring.  They will have has trouble sleeping deeply.  With the different attributes on the “snore sound” loudness, frequency and tone, they are very annoying to the listeners.  Since the sleep partners or the listeners cannot have good sleep throughout a long period of time, their health are affected.  Due to the poor sleep they always have, their sleep partners or listeners may have sleep deprivation.  They will feel excessive daytime sleepiness, irritability, lack of productivity and falling asleep in driving (called drowsy driver syndrome).

Snoring is a problem
→ Result in stop breathing during sleep and need to wake up to catch your breath.  Seriously affect your quality of sleep
→ It distribute your sleep partner and affect his/her health
→ On and off awake because of stop breathing, you will lose your sleep eventually

Types of  Snoring
→ Primary Snoring (also known as Simple Snoring)
→ Snoring Indicative of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Effects of  Snoring
It is generally harmless if you have having Primary Snoring. It is caused by some blockage in the nasal passage for the noisy breathing sound during your sleep.  The snoring is continuous and usually rhythmic.  Luckily, you will not loss of sleep if you are having a Primary Snoring.

It will be more seriously if you have Snoring Indicative of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  It is a sleep disorder that is potentially life-threatening due to a lack of air.  People with  Sleep Apnea  are often diagnosed with depression when they are exhausted and cannot function properly.  They will often feel sleepy during the day and gasp for breath while sleeping as the air supply gets momentarily cut off.

Sleep Apnea  can raises your blood pressure and reduces the flow of oxygen to your brain.  As a result, it will lead to heart disease, stroke and death.  Studies also show that  Snoring may lead to diabetes.  As indicated in the study,  Snoring reduces the intake of oxygen and trigger your body to produce more catecholamines.  With the more catecholamines being produced, it may lead to insulin resistance, that is diabetes.

To determine which type of  Snoring a person has, you can perform a sleep study, also know as  polysomnogram.

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