Health Risks Associated With Snoring
In many cases, snoring is considered a nuisance more than a real health problem. People who snore (and their partners who have to endure their snoring at night) have no problem conceding that it is disturbing and uncomfortable. But most people do not seek a real antidote to snoring, especially if it is not accompanied by obstructive sleep apnea, a serious disorder characterized by respiratory arrest during sleep.
Snoring (sleep apnea or not) is a serious health problem. Snoring is a sign of disturbed sleep, which can lead to many health concerns. And recent research suggests that snoring itself can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Causes of Snoring
- Significant fatigue
- Nasal obstruction
- A cold or rhinitis: which causes obstruction of the upper respiratory tract.
- Sleeping on your back: This position causes the tongue to loosen, falling backwards and clogging the throat.
- Tobacco: It irritates the mucous membranes of the throat, which swell and reduce the passage of air.
- Alcohol consumption: which promotes relaxation of throat muscles.
- Taking tranquilizers: (such as sleeping pills) because they relax muscles.
- Enlarged tonsils
- Age: (over 75)
- Sleep apnea: characterized by several respiratory stops during sleep
- Overweight or obesity: can cause narrowing of the airways in the pharynx and obstruct air circulation.
- Pregnancy: due to weight gain.
Health Risks Associated With Snoring
- Your vital organs such as your brain, heart and lungs do not receive the oxygen nor the proper blood flow, so your energy is low and your brain dimmed.
You can having morning headaches.
Increased appetite leading to weight gain.
Mood swings during the day.
Choking alerts and restless leg syndrome while sleeping.
Later on as the snoring increases, symptoms of hypertension, heart disease, and impotence take place leading to sleep apnea.
Negative effects your snoring has on your partner’s health:
- Your partner loses an average of 49 minutes of sleep per night, totaling 300 hours of sleep per year.
- It can impair their ability to perform cognitive tasks involving memory, learning, reasoning, and mathematical processes.
- Drowsy driving: sleep deprivation can result in a level of impairment as severe as a blood alcohol level of 0.1, the equivalent of having consumed six alcoholic beverages.The phenomenon called “driving while drowsy” has been implicated in 1 out of every 6 fatal car accidents according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
What solutions should be considered for snoring?
A healthy lifestyle is the first reflex to have to fight against snoring.
We advise you to:
- Avoid alcoholic beverages in the evening and fatty meals.
- Weight loss through diet and exercise.
- Eliminate tobacco consumption.
- Address any allergy symptoms in the event of snoring caused by chronic allergic rhinitis.
- Sleeping on your side.
The SnoreStop Starter Kit
For more than 20 years, we have dedicated ourselves to provide natural and easy to use solutions to the millions who struggle with snoring every night. We developed multiple products to address all the conditions associated with snoring and target the three specific areas where snoring occurs. Learning from our own experience and listening to our loyal customers, we designed what we think is a truly an innovative solution for many, the SnoreStop Starter Kit.
The kit features three products: a nasal spray, chewable tablets, and a throat spray. Each product targets one of the three specific locations where snoring occurs. It allows you to self diagnose your snoring and find out which product(s) work best for you. This is a quick and easy way to effectively silence your snoring.