Perhaps you are one of those people whose snoring partner does not bother you or is just a little irritating. Or maybe you snore, but your partner does not make this a problem? Snoring should not be underestimated, because it can have serious health consequences. There are medically valid reasons why you should try to eliminate snoring.
Snoring can cause serious problems not only to the person who snores. The cause is disturbing sleep caused by snoring noises. Studies show that people who have a snoring partner wake up several times per hour, which seriously reduces the quality and amount of sleep. We wake up sleepy and tired, we lack energy to do everyday activities, and we become nervous and irritable.
If the snoring is loud and lasts for many years, it can lead to the breakup of the relationship. Many partners decide to sleep in separate rooms. Relationships in the relationship become tense and the lack of physical intimacy can lead to the end of the relationship. Snoring can lead to psychological and social problems when nobody wants to sleep with a snoring person and the snoring person feels isolated.
Problems resulting from permanent failure to sleep are not all. Snoring may cause more serious health effects or be a result of serious illnesses. Snoring is often a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea, a disorder that can potentially be life-threatening. As you get older, gain weight and lose muscle tone, snoring can lead to periods of breathing interruptions during sleep, or sleep apnea.
People with sleep apnea are sleep deprived and can not function properly. Sleep apnea raises blood pressure, reduces oxygen flow to the brain and can lead to stroke, heart attack and death. Studies also show that snoring is not only a symptom of apnea, but it can also cause it.
There is a theory that snoring can lead to diabetes. According to this theory, snoring reduces oxygen intake, which causes the body to produce more catecholamines, which in turn may lead to insulin resistance, a known precursor of diabetes.
So even if snoring does not seem bothersome to you, it should not be underestimated.