In our times, it is quite difficult to find a person who would not be familiar with sleep disorders. Our busy lifestyle, endless stresses, using plenty of medications, improper nutrition and a lack of physical activities, improper environment in our bedrooms, getting involved in various stimulating activities before the bed time – those are just a few reasons why we all have to go through sleepless nights, toss and turn in our beds for hours instead of having a good night’s sleep. Insomnia, inability to fall asleep, waking up multiple times at night are among the most common sleep disorders that most of the people experience on a regular basis. Some people also suffer from disturbed sleep and such kind of problem as nightmares.
Snoring is another very common sleep disturbance, and at least one person in a family shows the signs of this sleep problem. Snoring brings a lot of troubles for those around the sleeper with this problem. However, a great deal of studies have proven that snoring is always linked to many very serious health problems. In particular, snoring accompanied with sleep apnea are related to increased risks for hypertension and all cardiovascular problems like heart attack or a stroke. Besides, snoring and suffering from sleep apnea are linked with decreased amounts of oxygen coming to the body and the brain of the sleeper. Thus, the person suffers from high risks of various health condition related to brain function, blood circulation, and many others.
According to the findings of a recent study by an expert group from Taiwan, snoring is also closely linked to poor vision. The scientists analyzed information collected on one thousand of people who suffer from snoring and sleep apnea, and six thousand people who did not report suffering from any kind of sleep disturbance on a regular basis. It turned out that snorers have increased risks of developing vision problems, and they are 1.67 times more likely to develop glaucoma compared to those people who do not have sleep apnea. According to their conclusions, snoring should be considered quite a serious problem which must not be neglected and treated by using the most advanced and modern technologies.
Another study by a group of experts at the University of Detroit found strong connections between snoring and vascular health. The researchers have found that snoring is linked to very dangerous vibrations which affect the condition of vessels. In the worst case scenario chronic snoring causes strengthening of vessels, which is considered to be the first stage of atherosclerosis. Furthermore, the arteries and vessels affected by snoring are more likely to have clots and clot-like formations leading to strokes and other serious cardiovascular conditions. Keep in mind the above mentioned facts and never neglect the problem of snoring or having sleep apnea. Treating those is the best way to reduce serious risks and live a longer and healthier life! Enjoy good nights’ sleep for you and those around you!