Snoring not only affects your rest, something that you may not
always be aware of, but it also disturbs the sleep of your family or partner.
Snoring means that you are
restricting the entrance of oxygen into your body, it also means that very
probably you are experiencing micro awakenings throughout the night without
being aware of this. This situation could be preventing you from having a
repairing and healthy sleep, and in addition to the cause which is causing your snoring, if you snore, or
suspect that you snore, consider it as a form of alarm and talk to your doctor
about conducting a sleep study. Snoring is associated with other conditions in
the medium and long term, such as high blood pressure.
snore are 1.6 times more likely to develop high blood pressure in the 41
years since they start snoring. They also present risks of developing other
Not all snorers
have obstructive sleep apnoea, however, almost all those who suffer from
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea snore.
also the main indicator of the existence of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)3.
These two conditions are closely related and have a worrying rate: 3 out of 10
men and almost 2 out of 10 women who usually snore also suffer from some form
of obstructive sleep apnoea4.