In denial, many people still ask, “What’s the big deal about snoring?” “Don’t most people snore?”
Snoring is disturbing and is a major cause of spousal alienation. Who can sleep with the sounds of a freight train two feet away from their ear? Spouses of snorers often have to move into separate bed rooms and sales are up of homes with two Master bed rooms. Snoring is, however, the most attention demanding WARNING SIGN of serious sleep dysfunction.
It is the common denominator in the Sleep Apnea equation. Snoring, like pain, should sound an alert to us that there is something more serious to look for under the surface.
We continue to learn about more illnesses connected to Sleep Apnea-
Researchers suggested a correlation between sleep apnea and increased cancer risk of any kind. A Cancer study of 1,240 participants who underwent colonoscopies found that those who slept fewer than six hours a night had a 50 percent spike in risk of colorectal adenomas, which can turn malignant over time. Another 2012 study identified a possible link between sleep and aggressive breast cancers. Ref: 2010 American Cancer Society
Other serious ailments known to be tied to Sleep Apnea are:
Obesity, Dementia, Depression, Diabetes Mellitus, High Blood Pressure, Chronic Daytime Fatigue, Motor Vehicle Accidents. With an assortment of health threats like these, all Sleep Apnea related, we need to show more respect to snoring.