Can Snoring Make Cancer Worse?
Can Snoring Make Cancer Worse?
Snoring and sleep apnea have already been linked to a number of different medical conditions. They hurt your quality of sleep and can lead to sleep deprivation. Snoring strains the heart, and obstructive sleep apnea can cause higher blood pressure. It can even cause an enlargement of the heart after a while, and increase your risk of a stroke or heart attack.
Daytime drowsiness also tends to plague those who snore. Constricted blood vessels, and even pulmonary hypertension can be caused by it.
Chronic headaches, obesity, and fatigue are also associated with the problem – not to mention relationship problems that might occur if you and your partner are forced to sleep in separate rooms!
But now, as it turns out, there might be more bad news for snorers.
Information! According to this article, which was published on Zee News, US and Spanish doctors have made some rather startling discoveries in the lab that might add up to dangerous news for people who suffer from snoring or sleep apnea.
Apparently, in the study, mice with kidney disease were given a reduced amount of oxygen to breathe – and it was found that this ‘oxygen deprivation’ made their tumors worse because it promoted the growth of the blood vessels that fed them.
A doctor by the name of Antoni Vilaseca, who works at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, recently said at a conference in Munich that these new facts about snoring seem to indicate that ‘conditions which restrict oxygen may promote cancer.’ (quoted from the above article)
And since snoring and sleep apnea do exactly that, there’s definitely reason for concern.
What should you do?
To help reduce your risk of any of the diseases mentioned above, you should certainly live a well-balance life that consists of a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. But you also need to get enough sleep, which can be problematic for snorers.
If you suffer from snoring, then you may definitely want to put some effort into finding a snoring solution that’ll work for you. Mandibular advancement devices work very well, as do tongue stabilization devices and other options. Pills, sprays, and other therapies like them can also be very useful.
You can actually find quite a few treatment options here on our site. We try to review new products as they come out, and raise awareness of different treatment methods as they become available.
Attention! The most important thing to remember is that you need to take action. Don’t just let snoring ruin your life. It’s bad for your relationships, for your energy level, for your quality of sleep, and for your health.
Finding a solution that works for you might take some time – but you may be legitimately surprised by how well some of them work. Most of them are backed by clinical trials, and do an awesome job of stopping snoring in its tracks.
The worst thing you can do is nothing at all. If you let snoring dominate and control your life, then you’re going to be more likely to suffer negative consequences as a result.