Snoring is often seen as something almost humorous - and as something which is more of a concern for its affect on your partner or the friend you're sharing a hotel room with. It is more common in overweight people and men (men have narrower airways than women). However, snoring can be a sign of something more serious (not to mention the health risks to your partner from sleep deprivation). If you snore, you should consider getting yourself checked out. Here are some reasons why:
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- Snoring can be associated with obstructive sleep apnea. This causes an interruption of breathing during sleep and strain on the heart. Also, people with sleep apnea sleep poorly and wake frequently, resulting in drowsiness the next day which can cause problems, including unsafe driving. Sleep apnea has also been linked to higher risks of stroke, heart disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease and depression. In some people it is associated with chronic headaches that occur only in the morning.
- If you do not normally snore, then snoring can be a sign of a sinus infection or the onset of allergies. Although most sinus infections resolve without treatment, it's often best to get looked at, just in case.
- Snoring alone is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular problems, although it is unclear whether snoring causes the problems or the reverse.
- Even if your snoring is not affecting you, it can cause irritability, depression and a higher risk of accidents for your partner.
- Snoring in the third trimester of pregnancy is associated with fetal complications, perhaps because of interrupted sleep. The connection is not clear yet, but women who start to snore when the baby gets larger should always talk to their ob-gyn or doctor.>/li>