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Healthwatch - 04/21/03

Snoring Dangers

Snoring may be doing more than keeping you partner up at night.  It may also be making you sick.  People with sleep apnea stop breathing periodically as they sleep.  Which means repetitively throughout the night, the blood oxygen is dropping and the brain is arousing, and as result, the patient fails to achieve deep sleep. But worse than fatigue, sleep apnea can increase your risk of high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke.  And snoring can be one of the first symptoms.  In fact, it may be as high as almost a third of patients that snore that deny significant symptoms of sleep apnea.  Now a new study suggests daily headaches that many adults suffer are also linked to snoring and sleep apnea, and they may be treatable. For more information on how to treat sleep apnea, contact your physician.

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