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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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Jonathan Crombie Dead: ‘Anne of Green Gables’ Actor Has Brain Hemorrhage

Anne of Green Gables is one of those movies that you just can’t seem to quit watching once you come to know a little bit about the characters.  I was deeply saddened to hear of Jonathan Crombie’s death who was one of the main characters throughout the series.  48 seems like such a young age for this popular actor to die, so it got me wondering about a brain hemorrhage.  What exactly is it.  Webmed describes it as an artery bursting, a type of stroke.  The inner lining of our artery’s is called the endothelium.  This is an important part of our cardiovascular system.  As long as the endothelium stays smooth and flexible we tend to have good cardiovascular health.  If the endothelium becomes hard and rigid we are open to all kinds of cardiovascular problems. like a heart attack or stroke.  If you want to know more about the endothelium and cardiovascular health, please download the Assassin Within located in the sidebar.

Jonathan Crombie, who co-starred in the “Anne of Green Gables” movies, has died.He was 48.

Crombie’s sister told CBC News that her brother suffered a brain hemorrhage and died in New York City on Wednesday.