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Do you snore? Know how it can increase the risk of fatal diseases

Due to snoring, one in four people can suffer from sleep apnea. Let's find out who is most affected by snoring and what should be done to prevent it.

Written By: Kristina Das @https://twitter.com/KristinaDas2 New Delhi Published on: June 08, 2024 17:00 IST
Snoring can increase the risk of fatal diseases
Image Source : FREEPIK Snoring can increase the risk of fatal diseases.

Snoring while sleeping is normal. But if you are snoring daily and your nose is blowing loudly, then you should be careful about your health. Loud and continuous snoring is a big sign of not being healthy. People who snore do not get full sleep. Due to snoring, every fourth person can become a victim of sleep apnea. Let us tell you that more than 12 crore people in our country are suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. Due to snoring, the risk of hypertension-sugar, heart attack and brain stroke increases manifold. In such a situation, if it is not treated in time, it can become the cause of a life-threatening disease. Let us know what to do to prevent snoring.

Side effects of snoring

  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sugar and BP imbalance
  • Increased cholesterol 
  • Brain Stroke 

Snoring can increase the risk of these diseases:

Hypertension: People who snore for a long time at night are at a higher risk of getting hypertension or high blood pressure. This problem is quite common in 83% of men and 71% of women.

Heart attack: Mild or occasional snoring is usually not a cause for concern. However, long-term snoring can increase the risk of certain health conditions, such as stroke and heart attack.

Brain Stroke:  The side effects of lack of sleep affect the entire body. In this, your health deteriorates first. Diabetes, blood pressure and heart-related diseases start occurring. This problem keeps increasing and finally, the patient gets a brain stroke. 

These people snore the most:

  1. Overweight people: People who are overweight have more problems with snoring. 
  2. Children suffering from tonsils: If your child is suffering from tonsils then he may also have the problem of snoring. 
  3. Sinus patients: Sinus patients also have more problems with snoring.  

How to control snoring?

Lose weight: If you are overweight then reduce your weight. By reducing weight this problem automatically reduces.

Work out: Working out can help reduce snoring. Mouth and throat exercises, known as oropharyngeal muscle workouts, can improve obstructive sleep apnea and reduce snoring. These exercises strengthen the tongue muscles.

Do neck exercises: The muscles in the neck, throat, tongue or mouth cause obstruction and increase snoring. This workout tones these muscles and reduces the problem of snoring. 

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