Research has found that approximately 50% of people who snore actually suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder that has been associated with a host of chronic health problems, including high blood pressure, heart attacks, and strokes. If you snore, your upper airway may be collapsing partially or totally over and over during sleep, preventing air from reaching your lungs. Without adequate airflow at night, the lungs are no longer able to supply the heart, body, and brain with enough oxygen. If you have concerns that your snoring may be a symptom of not breathing normally during your sleep, talk to your primary care provider about having a sleep study to check for sleep apnea. Learn more by watching our video on snoring and sleep apnea.
Posted on Mon, December 14, 2015 by Beth Fernandez filed under Sleep Snoring