It seems that the hearts of women who snore suffer from severe damage faster than the hearts of men who snore, according to a British study involving nearly 4,500 adults.
In addition, it was found that obstructive sleep apnea is insufficiently recognized in people who snore.
Namely, the various manifestations of the disease by gender were surprising. Significant changes in heart rhythm have been observed in women. However, in both men and women with sleep apnea and ankylosis, an increase in the left ventricle of the heart has been observed.
Its walls were denser and the heart was pumping blood with difficulty. In women, these changes were more expressed. It is believed that the transition from snoring to obstructive sleep apnea, a developmental process, is associated with a potentially dangerous increase in the left ventricle.
Actually, loud snoring is a sign of obstructive sleep apnea affecting 3 to 7 percent of adults. Sleep apnea is characterized by short periods of interrupted breathing. It should be noted that sleep apnea is recognized as a contributor to serious health conditions such as hypertension, heart diseases, and poor blood sugar metabolism.
Sleep apnea treatment depends on its cause. The treatment involves surgical procedures for extending the narrowed upper respiratory tract or the use of nasal continuous positive pressure in the respiratory tract (CPAP).
Since obesity can contribute to snoring and sleep apnea, it is recommendable to eliminate the extra body weight.
Snoring problems can be solved with these steps:
- Losing weight (try our famous 7 Days Meal Plan for FREE)
- Sleeping on one side
- Quitting smoking
- Avoiding alcohol
- Avoiding sleeping pills
- Elevating the head
- Treating allergies
- Mandibular advancement device
- Vestibular shield
- Nasal dilators or strips
- Nasal sprays
- Laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty
- Palatal stiffening operation
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Injection snoreplasty
- Pillar procedure