Snoring And Apnoea Blog

Snoring A Predictor For Heart Disease

Posted on Tue, Dec 07, 2010

Snoring has been identified as a predictor for heart disease, according to a British study of more than 4,000 adult males.  The study found that habitual snoring is a determinant of risk of ischaemic heart disease and stroke.  Adjustment for age, body mass index, history of hypertension, smoking, and alcohol use did not significantly decrease the relative risks.  The research article can be found at:

http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1245038

Bottom line:  snoring (or any form of sleep disordered breathing) is serious.  It should always be treated, not tolerated.  For more information on the professional treatments available for snoring and apnoea, click here

Tags: snoring, heart disease