Sudden death, a risk of snoring

Do you or your partner snore? According to a study published in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology , one of the risks of snoring is a possible sudden cardiac death.

In the investigation it is detailed that the also known as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) significantly increases the risk of suffering a sudden cardiac death, that is, the heart stops beating.

If the patient is not treated on time with cardiopulmonary resuscitation or using an automatic external defibrillator, the person can register a sudden death.

In information published by, snoring has been related to an increase in the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, arrhythmias, ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular accidents.

The main author of the study, Apoor Gami, cardiologist at the Midwest Heart Specialists-Advocate Medical Group , states that the prevalence of this condition is high in the western population, and can be increased by the increase in cases of obesity.

According to specialists, a person who snores has difficulty breathing while asleep and may stop breathing for short periods. All this generates a reduction of oxygen, which causes irregularity in the heart rate and blood pressure levels.

The research highlights that a fall below 78% increases the risk of sudden death by 80%.

Sleep disorders such as apnea not only reduce your quality of life, but also put your health at risk, so do not hesitate to consult a specialist if you detect any of these. And you, do you know other risks of snoring?

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