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Snoring and Heart Health

I hate to say it but I do snore. I don’t snore all the time or should I say every night, but when I do snore I sometimes wake myself up. According to this article in WiscNews it is not the snoring that is bad for your heart, it is something called obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea involves pausing of breathing during sleep. The lack of oxygen puts a strain on your cardiovascular system and can increase blood pressure. Unfortunately snoring can been indication that someone is suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. There are some therapies that are very effective in helping people with the disease. Your health professional should be able to direct you for help with this disorder.

(BPT) Snoring isnt pleasant for anyone not the partner who has to sleep beside the snorer, nor the snorer whose breathing may pause repeatedly throughout the night. Along with good nutrition and regular exercise, healthy sleep is essential for a healthy heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S, so treating sleep apnea is good for your sleep and your heart.

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