Is there anything worse than somebody else’s snoring?
Trying to sleep when there’s a snorer in the room is almost impossible, especially if you’re a light sleeper.
And especially if the snorer has the tendency to fall asleep first!
Well, believe it or not, there IS something worse.
Being the snorer yourself.
Snoring isn’t just loud and irritating. When it leads to sleep apnea, it can also be downright dangerous.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder which causes occasional periods of shallow breathing or complete pauses.
Each pause can last anything from a few seconds to a few minutes.
This can occur many times throughout the night and is usually followed by loud snoring.
Not much fun for the snorer OR the person next to them! The sufferer is more likely to sleep poorly due to their lack of air.
Snoring isn’t just a common characteristic of diabetes but a possible CAUSE.
Studies show that those who snore regularly are twice as likely as non-snorers to develop Type 2 diabetes.
Occasional snorers were 48% more likely to develop Type 2.
And to make matters worse, it now appears that poor sleep promotes further insulin resistance.
Studies have found that around two out of three patients with type 2 diabetes also suffer from sleep apnea.
On top of that, people with diabetes have an average of 23% higher fasting glucose levels after a poor night’s sleep than after a good sleep.
Sleep apnea is more common among those who are glucose intolerant or have diabetes than those who are healthy.
A 10-year study in the U.S found that people who snored at night were much more likely to develop type II diabetes than those who didn’t snore.
Researchers now know that the connection between snoring, sleep apnea, and diabetes isn’t necessarily linked to weight or smoking, or even family history of diabetes. Instead, it appears that OXYGEN is to blame.