Is Snoring A Precursor to Medical Issues?
Sleep is important. It’s a time when the brain gets a chance to reboot. Constant disruptions to sleep lead to all kind of health risks, which is why snoring can be so hazardous.
Just because snoring is common doesn’t mean it’s harmless. About 90 million Americans suffer from snoring activity during sleep. Although most people agree that snoring can be a bothersome, they usually don’t take it seriously. We in the sleep community want to try to spread public awareness regarding snoring and the risks associated with it. Snoring has been connected to many medical issues, including cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke, obstructive sleep apnea, which blocks breathing airways, excess weight gain, and much more.
Take the initiative to protect your health and learn more about snoring. To learn more about snoring, view our White Paper, Snoring: A Precursor to Medical Issues.
If you or your partner is a frequent loud snorer, stops breathing, gasps or chokes during sleep, experiences excessive restlessness at night or feels sleepy during the day, talk to your primary care physician right away. There are numerous options for personalized care available for snoring, and in more severe cases, obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring: A Precursor to Medical Issues can help you explore those options and give you a better understanding of what those options entail.
Dr. Mandell is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, The American Dental Society, the Massachusetts Dental and Periodontal Societies and The International Association of Dental Research. Dr. Mandell received his dental degree from the Boston University Goldman School of Dentistry.