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Published On: Wed, Mar 1st, 2017

Is it really true that snoring can cause a stroke?

New evidence says that the answer may be a yes!

Snoring can be a frustrating habit… and it can affect you even if you don’t actually do it. If your sleeping partner snores, for example, then you may find yourself suffering from a lack of sleep because of it – which can lead to a number of problems and increase your risk for all kinds of different diseases and conditions.

But did you know that even the physical act of snoring, by itself, can have negative health consequences? This is talked about much less – but new emerging science is showing us that snoring isn’t just bad for you because it disrupts your sleep… it may also be bad for you because of what it can do to your throat!

The science

We first heard about this phenomenon in an article that was published on dailymail.co.uk. Apparently, researchers at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, have discovered that the‘constant vibration’ that habitual snorers suffer might actually cause physical damage to the throat… in the form of artherosclerosis.

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This basically causes a ‘furring’ inside the blood vessels – and it is a condition that can lead to an increased risk of a stroke!

The study conducted at the Henry Ford Hospitalconsisted of a review of data that had been collected by the institution’s sleep centre. The study included data on 900 different patients, and consisted of a survey, which contained questions about snoring and sleeping, and scans of their carotid arteries.

What they found was quite surprising. Among snorers, they observed ‘significantly thicker arterial walls.’ Among non-snorers, even those with high cholesterol, those with diabetes, and those who smoked didn’t have thickened arterial walls – which led the group to the conclusion that snoring was a big health concern in this specific problem-area.

It has also been suggested that snoring could lead to an increase in a person’s risk for bronchitis.

What does this mean for snorers?

To put it simply, this means that snorers might be at an even bigger risk for a stroke than was previously believed… which makes taking action regarding snoring even more important.

Often, snorers are not aware of the fact that their snoring could impede their health. But with more and more evidence bringing the truth to light, the time has come for those who suffer from habitual snoring to learn that they need to take action to avoid suffering from problems later on down the road.

Snoring can be a difficult problem to take seriously, because it can seem so innocent. Often, it is viewed as little more than a nuisance – certainly not a problem that requires immediate or emergency attention.

But like many small problems, snoring can certainly catch up to you if you don’t take some time to pay attention to it and deal with it.

How should you handle your snoring problem if you have one?

If you believe that you might be suffering from a snoring problem, then try to confirm it with someone who sleeps in close proximity to you. Do they hear you snore? What does it sound like? Does it happen all night long, or just sometimes?

You can also use an app to record your nightly snoring with your phone. There are a surprising number of apps out there that can help you with this.

Beyond this, a sleep study might be in order at the doctor’s office to determine if you are snoring, or actually dealing with a more complicated sleep apnea problem.

This should give you plenty of information that you can then use to look at treatment options. There are a lot of stop snoring remedies out there that can work wonders – but the fact of the matter is that you need to take action.

Don’t let snoring affect your health when it can be such an easy problem to fix!

Author: Vincent Dexter

 

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