snoringkillSnoring is a loud, disruptive noise emitted from the throat during sleep that causes a multitude of health problems as well as issue between partners who sleep together. When some sort of obstruction causes a blockage in the airway, either in the nasal passage or in the throat, the snorer is unable to take in a normal level of oxygen. There are several causes of snoring including allergies causing nasal blockage, heavy drinking, obesity causing a narrowed airway and most often, a blockage in the throat due to the tongue. During sleep, the muscles of the mouth relax and the tongue can fall back into the throat leading to not only the nuisance of snoring, but also deadly repercussions. Chronic snoring can lead to sleep apnea, a permanent condition that requires treatment as it is a serious breathing issue. Mild or sporadic snoring, as well as snoring due to nasal blockage, is not necessarily a serious condition although it does indicate an improper intake of oxygen. While it is also recommended that mild snoring be treated it is not likely to lead to heart disease as chronic snoring or sleep apnea.

The least of all problems associated with chronic snoring, as well as sleep apnea, is prolonged fatigue which can lead to extreme exhaustion. When regular sleep patterns are interrupted by chronic snoring, daily dysfunction emerges as a result of lack of sleep. However, this extreme exhaustion, after years of chronic snoring, can lead to periodically falling asleep during the day, even while driving. Proper amount of sleep is absolutely essential to the entire well-being.

Because snoring is a result of an obstruction leading to the improper intake of air during sleep, consistently low oxygen intake can result in heart disease, leading to fatal heart attacks and strokes. The proper intake of oxygen is crucial for the holistic well-being of each and every person. Oxygen is taken in during inhalation and transported throughout the blood stream by red blood cells and then used by your body. Oxygen allows blood to effectively pump through the body because it fuels the heart. A strong and regular heartbeat is necessary for the body to function efficiently throughout the day without feeling fatigued, groggy or ill.

There are ways, however, to alleviate the dangers of snoring.

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