Do you Snore in Deep Sleep? And Other Frequently Asked Questions
October 6, 2020
You probably know someone like this. Or perhaps you snore in deep sleep, yourself. And you probably don’t consider it a medical problem.
However, although smoking is common, that does not make it normal. The fact is – snorers are three times more likely to suffer adverse health than non-snorers.
Read on to learn the reasons you snore and other facts about it…
Snoring – that loud grunting noise some people make when asleep – happens because of a blockage to the flow of air through air passages at the back of the mouth and nose.
The sound is from air turbulence vibrating the tissues in the upper airway. Snoring sounds can range from a low hum to sounds as noisy as a generator or machine engine.
We generally take smoking to be harmless (and very annoying to those who live with you), BUT it can suggest serious illness in some people.
Snoring can be hereditary – nearly 70% of snorers have someone in their family who also snores.
The effects of snoring are harmful. It causes poor sleep quality. Poor sleep quality worsens any pre-existing health problems.
Poor sleep quality affects your ability to learn new skills and leads to irritability, even confusion.
Some studies suggest that if you snore regularly, you are more likely to develop hypertension, heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol than someone who snores only occasionally.
For a condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, OSA, snoring is one of the main symptoms.
In OSA, people experience periods when they stop breathing during their sleep.
One of the symptoms of OSA is snoring.
OSA is important because it can lead to other serious health conditions, for example, high blood pressure or abnormal heart rhythms.
More than 50% of patients with (OSA) have high blood pressure, whereas only 25% of patients with high blood pressure have OSA
If you snore in deep sleep, you may not feel any effects – except for tiredness from lack of good sleep.
But what about your ‘bed mate’?
Partners of people who snore do have a tough time:
The 3 main factors that lead to snoring are: being overweight, smoking and drinking alcohol.
Other problems can arise – for example, changes in the tissues may exist, which become worse if you smoke, take alcohol or are overweight.
This depends on the cause.
The benefits of treatment are several – for snorers and their families.
Studies also indicate that bed partners of snorers do get an improvement in their physical and mental health once the snorer has been treated successfully.
If you snore in deep sleep, there are benefits to getting treatment for both you and your family!
Editing By AskAwayHealth
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