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Snoring is Serious

By New You Editorial
Posted On Feb 18, 2013

New You Anti-Aging Tip: Do not take snoring lightly.

Snorers may be at an even greater risk for vascular diseases than those who are overweight, smoke, or have high cholesterol. So instead of “accidentally” rolling your snoring partner off the bed to politely reset the noise, take him or her to the doctor. “Snoring is more than a bedtime annoyance and it shouldn’t be ignored. Patients need to seek treatment in the same way they would if they had sleep apnea, high blood pressure or other risk factors for cardiovascular disease,” said lead study author Robert Deeb, M.D., with the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Henry Ford. The Henry Ford research team added to the mounting evidence that snoring may be a sign of a serious health condition by showing that changes in the carotid artery, is likely a result of inflammation caused by the vibrations of snoring. Thus, cardiovascular disease may actually begin with snoring!