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Monday, March 2, 2020

Sleeping Next To A Snorer Is Bad For Your Health

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There can be nothing worse than being kept awake half the night by your partner snoring.

You give them a nudge to ease it but moments later the soring returns as you fail to nod off.

And now researchers have said that not only is snoring extremely frustrating - it is also bad for your health.

They have said that it can have negative repercussions on your physical and mental well-being, the Mirror Online reports.

The research states that a disrupted sleep pattern increases your risk of developing anxiety and depression - but it can also increase your chance of developing obesity or suffering a stroke.

According to Bright Side , your body struggles to recover and fulfil basic biological functions after a rough night's sleep; your metabolism is less efficient and you might find it harder to consolidate memories.

They found that it can also greatly impact your day ahead as you find yourself less productive and unable to perform seemingly basic tasks.

Snorers themselves can't escape the negative repercussions; constantly being woken up and told to stop snoring can impact their sleep pattern and it can also cause friction in a relationship.

Queens University in Canada also carried out a study to discover how snoring impacts our hearing.

The study consisted of four couples, where one person in the relationship had severe sleep apnea.

The loud noise didn't impact the snorers but all four partners suffered hearing damage equivalent to sleeping next to an industrial machine, particularly in the ear that was closest to the snoring partner.

A study from Imperial College of Science in London also found that loud noises can lead to high blood pressure, which could lead to kidney problems, dementia and heart disease.

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Treatments for snoring

According to the NHS , there are certain things you can do to stop snoring, including losing weight if you're overweight and sleeping on your side instead of your back.

However, if these lifestyle changes don't work there are other treatments to try.

Mandibular advancement device

This is a device you wear in your mouth to prevent your tongue from blocking the back of your throat.

Vestibular Shield

A chin strap used to hold your mouth closed so you breathe through your nose when sleeping.

Nasal Dilators

Nose strips that hold your nasal airways open while you sleep. They are are also available in spray form.

If nothing else works, surgery can also be used to correct snoring. However, there's no guarantee that this will stop snoring permanently.

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