Heart Attack Prevention: If you also do this while sleeping, then you may be a victim of a heart attack
The problem of snoring is often taken as a joke. Especially, people who do not have this problem, make fun of people who snore while sleeping. But is this a joke?
If unfortunately, you suffer from this problem, your snoring can wake you up, ruin your sleep cycle and your daily sleep, and even damage your relationships. But snoring is not only a problem, it also poses many health risks.
According to the American Heart Association, snoring is a disturbing sound that occurs when air passes through the relaxed tissues of your throat while you sleep. Sleep apnea is a disorder in which a person's breathing stops and starts repeatedly during sleep. Although people who snore while sleeping may not necessarily all have sleep apnea, people who have sleep apnea are more likely to snore loudly every day. The AHA report says that at least one in five people suffers from mild sleep apnea; Also, men suffer more from it than women.
Sleep apnea linked to heart failure
For example, if after a tiring day at the office, you want to come home to take a shower, have a quick dinner, and lie down on the bed. You do all this, but as soon as you lie on the bed, you fall asleep immediately, but you suddenly wake up from your snoring. Or your partner picks you up so that you can turn and your snoring may stop or decrease.
If this condition seems familiar to you, then you should immediately consult a doctor to see if you are also suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is associated with high blood pressure, arrhythmias, stroke, and heart failure.
As far as heart health is concerned, we hear a lot about high blood pressure, diabetes, stress, poor diet, and lifestyle, etc. as regular causes. A rarely talked about risk factor is excessive snoring, which obstructs airways and causes sleep apnea. It has been seen in many types of research that sleep apnea is also behind heart-related diseases.
According to the Mayo Clinic, sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts again. If you snore heavily and feel tired after a full night's sleep, you may have sleep apnea.
Snoring is a bigger risk than smoking and stress
The study findings suggested that snoring may prove to be a greater risk factor for stroke and heart attack than smoking, being overweight, or having high cholesterol.
Obstructive sleep apnea, the most common form of the condition, is caused by a collapse or blockage of the upper airway during sleep. If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, stroke, arrhythmias, diabetes, and obesity.
When should I see a doctor?
If you think you may be suffering from sleep apnea, be sure to see a doctor. With treatment, your symptoms can be relieved and you can also stay safe from heart-related diseases.
Disclaimer: The advice and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.