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The danger of Snoring

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The danger of Snoring

Health-Hack has an article written by Michelle Meadows who works for the US FDA on snoring. She stressed that snoring can lead to sleep apnea which could link to different problem like heart disease, high blood pressure, and even stroke. If you encounter snoring, it would be advisable to find out the real cause of snoring and ways on treatments:

… When a person with sleep apnea tries to breathe in air, it creates suction that collapses the windpipe and blocks the flow of air. Blood oxygen levels fall and the brain awakens the person, who then snorts or gasps for air and then resumes snoring. This cycle is typically repeated many times during the night. It results in frequent awakenings that prevent people from reaching the deepest stages of sleep, which leaves them sleepy during the day.

“In this case, snoring is not just noisy, but could be a silent killer,” says Jeffrey Hausfeld, M.D., the author of a book titled Don’t Snore Anymore and an associate professor of surgery in the department of otolaryngology at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. “Sleep apnea has been linked to heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke,” says Hausfeld, whose father suffered from sleep apnea and died of a stroke at age 66…

Snoring: Is it dangerous? – [Health-Hack]

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