What is snoring?
Snoring is the respiratory structure vibration that resulted in sound due to obstruction of air movement while breathing in your sleep or blocked nose. Most times, the sound may be very soft, but can be unpleasantly very loud in some cases.
People often joke about someone that snores but, snoring is not something that should be treated with levity, because it can be annoying. Snoring can be detrimental to your health, especially if it is intense or occur regularly.
The effects of snoring
Snoring results from blocked nose at night, which limits breathing. In a severe case, an obstruction can almost cause a blocked nose, creating a significant breathing problem. When this occurs, it limits the oxygen intake of the body, a condition understood to be sleep apnea. When the oxygen level begins to drop, the brain will feel the effect, and then increase your heart rate. This can lead to blood pressure increase and prevents you from getting enough rest at night. Your body can become worn down when you don’t get enough rest and can result in other health complication. If sleep apnea is left untreated, it can lead to high blood pressure, significant heart trouble, and breath shortness.
How snoring can cause tired heart?
Snoring is a problem that can take the toll on your heart because it caused the heart’s walls to thicken and stiffer with the increasing amount of tissue. This can make you to likely develop an arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat. There is an even more serious risk of cardiovascular diseases like stroke and heart attack. High blood pressure can lead to enlargement of the heart. The low level of oxygen in the blood can also decrease the blood vessels size, thereby increasing the chances of heart disease.
There is a risk of prolonged snoring problem which can lead to the development of atrial fibrillation. Under a normal circumstance, the heart gets signals only from sinus node through the right atrium when it is pumping. When atrial fibrillation occurs, the heart receives multiple signals at once. Even though the heart can regulate the signals to take normally, the large pulsing volume from various places around the heart can cause irregular heart beating. This can cause serious problems such as stress increase on heart muscle and clots inside the heart. They can circulate to every part of the body and cause a stroke.
How to take care of your heart?
Resolving your snoring issue can allow your body to receive enough oxygen during sleeping. It will also reduce the stress on your heart and facilitate recovery.
Some of the important ways to stop snoring are; sleeping on your side, improved diet and exercise, and limiting your alcohol intake.