Health Effects of Snoring

The Health Effects Of Snoring And Sleep Deprivation

While many people find snoring to be a laughable and non-serious matter, there are others who are severely suffering from snoring. Those affected by snoring may not feel as though they are affected, but most will likely be affected by sleep deprivation or a similar sleeping disorder. This occurs because their sleep is interrupted and they can’t achieve a deep sleep where their bodies can fully rest.

This may seem like a condition one may ignore, but the long term health effects of snoring are increasingly harmful. Those that are sleep deprived will face mood swings, anxiety, and their overall mental focus. Even more serious conditions such as heart problems and high blood pressure have also been attributed to snoring.

Battling The Effects of Sleep Deprivation

These articles will discuss the health effects of snoring, but more importantly the effects of sleep deprivation. The true danger of snoring is that it deprives the snorer of quality, uninterrupted sleep. By understanding the severity of sleep deprivation effects, one can begin to look for solutions. You will find many helpful articles and research pertaining to the health effects of snoring and sleep deprivation in the section of our site. However, it is always recommended to visit a doctor, ideally a sleep specialist, to get the best diagnosis of your sleep deprivation.

Articles on Health Effects of Snoring

The Effects Of Sleep Deprivation: Immune System Collapse, Weight Gain, And More

Written by Manny Erlich. Posted in Health Effects of Snoring, Sleep Disorder News & Research, Snoring 101

Scientists from England and the Netherlands observe that sleep deprivation has the same effect on an individual’s immune system as extreme physical stress, and can cause a number of debilitating health problems over time.

Prior studies demonstrated a link between sleep deprivation and the development of certain health risks such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. Other studies showed the immune system responding significantly better when an individual experienced adequate sleep.

Sleep Disorders And Sleep Deprivation In Teenagers: Getting Your Teen To Get More Sleep

Written by Manny Erlich. Posted in Health Effects of Snoring, Sleep Disorder News & Research, Snoring 101

Getting your Teen To Get More Sleep

Sleep disorders and sleep deprivation are serious at any age, but in teenagers the effects can be detrimental to physical and cognitive development.

Parents of teenagers know all too well the challenges of getting their teens to go to sleep at a reasonable hour and waking them in the morning. Most teenagers need about nine hours of sleep a night to maintain optimal daytime alertness. But few teenagers actually get that much sleep. In fact, a recent study published in the Journal of School of Health reported that less than 10% of teenagers get the recommended nine hours of sleep they require.

Sleep Apnea Study Shows Sleep Apnea Leads To Dementia

Written by Manny Erlich. Posted in Health Effects of Snoring, Sleep Disorder News & Research, Snoring 101

If you have sleep apnea, or sleep disordered breathing you know that it’s a problem that needs to be taken seriously. Not only is sleep apnea one of the most detrimental sleep problems that can effect someone in the short term, recent studies show very serious long term cognitive effects as well.

A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association claims that aside from diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes, sleep apnea may be one of the causes of dementia.

This link of sleep apnea and dementia can be explained through hypoxemia, which is a drop of oxygen levels in the blood, often caused by the obstruction of breathing that is the main symptom of sleep apnea.

Always Sleepy? Sleep Studies Can Help You Figure Out Your Sleep Deprivation

Written by Manny Erlich. Posted in Health Effects of Snoring, Sleep Disorder News & Research, Snoring 101

Are you always sleepy? The effects of sleep deprivation can lead to many negative consequences, especially if the reason behind it is a constant and biological condition. Don’t just live with exhaustion, participate in some Sleep Studies to identify the problem. Participating in a Sleep Study will help diagnose the reason behind your sleep deprivation by identifying sleep disorders such as narcolepsy or sleep apnea.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Coupled With Snoring Linked To Heart Problems

Written by Manny Erlich. Posted in Health Effects of Snoring, Snoring 101

Some snoring is explained by nasal congestion or enlarged tonsils or adnoids. An important condition that may be associated with snoring is Obstructive Sleep Apnea when there is obstruction to airflow due to collapse of the walls of the pharynx (throat) during sleep. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) may already be present or develop in snorers especially with weight gain. Increasing age, male sex, smoking, hereditary factors, cranial abnormalities and diabetes are some risk factors of OSA. This condition is suspected in snorers who complain of daytime fatigue or poor concentration. OSA may affect as many as 15 million adults. 2-9% of the population may have symptoms attributable to OSA.

Snoring And Your Health

Written by Manny Erlich. Posted in Health Effects of Snoring, Snoring 101

Snoring is often viewed as a comic nuisance. Anna Jones complains of her husband’s snoring keeping her awake at nights. Anna’s children will laugh at Grandpa Ernie snoring away while napping on the sofa. And so on. But if you are the one who’s kept awake at night by your partner’s snoring, you would not consider it a laughing matter. You’re much more likely to be angry. The truth is snoring is obnoxious with many adverse health effects. Interested to know more? Then read on for some snoring causes and treatmens: