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October 2, 2014
By Susan M. Callahan, Health Editor and Featured Columnist

Almost everyone knows someone who snores. That someone in fact
may be you. Snoring, though common, is coming under increasing
scrutiny of scientists around the world because of its links to
various chronic health conditions. Who knew? Below are  the
chronic health risks you face if you snore:

1.        Pregnant Women Who Snore are at Higher Risk for
Complicated Deliveries. Many women begin to snore when they are
pregnant as their upper bodies accommodate the growing fetus. A
2013 study led by Dr. Louise O’Brien of the Sleep Disorder Center  
found that pregnant women who snore are at a 68% higher risk for
needed an emergency caesarean.

2.        Snoring Causes Plaque in Your Carotid Artery, Raising Your
Risk for Heart Disease. Snoring ,even lightly, elevates the risk that
plaque will build up in your carotid artery, which raises your risk
for a number of diseases, including heart disease.

Heavy snoring puts you at higher risk for heart disease. When you
snore, you increase your risk for heart disease, several studies
have found. Heavy snoring increases your risk for plaque build-up
in your carotid artery ---  a condition called “carotid artery
arteriosclerosis”--- according to a 2008 study from the WestMead
Hospital’s Ludwig Engel Centre for Respiratory Research in
Australia. The amount of plaque build-up grows with the severity of
your snoring. For those whose snoring was “light,  20%  showed
plaque build-up in their carotid artery. Plaque build-up appeared in
32% of the moderate snorers and a whopping 64% of the heavy

3.        Children Who Snore Have More Behavioral Problems.
Snoring even affects the health of children. Two and three year
olds who snore suffer from higher rates of hyperactivity and
depression, according to 2012 study from Cincinnati Children’s
Hospital Medical Center. Persistent loud snoring occurs in 9% of
children under the age of 3.

4.        Heavy snoring raises your risk for stroke. Heavy snoring,
loud enough to wake you or your partner up, increases your risk for
stroke by 67%. (
Read more.)

5.        Snoring Raises Your Risk for Diabetes. Snoring increases
insulin resistance, which raises your risk for diabetes, a 2008 study
from Institute of  Korea University found. The study looked at
2,719 men ranging in age from  40-69 years who did not have either
diabetes or hypertension.  Habitual snoring significantly raised
their insulin levels within 1 to 2 hours of the onset of snoring.


"Cardiovascular Disease and Health-Care Utilization in Snorers: a Population Survey"
Andrea Dunai, MD, Andras P. Keszei, MD, PhD, Maria S. Kopp, MD,PhD, Colin M.
Shapiro, MBBCh, PhD, FRCPC, Istvan Mucsi, MD, PhD, Marta Novak, MD, PhD
SLEEP Volume 31, Issue 03, Pages 411-416

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