Is your spouse’s snoring keeping you up at night? Could be a medical issue.

Is snoring something that you hear and think nothing of? Did you know that some people that snore are actually at high risk of developing sleep apnea?

This is a medical condition in which you momentarily stop breathing while you sleep. Over time it can cause a ton of complications.

But don’t worry there are solutions for this. You can buy a medical appliance or device that opens up the airway in the throat area.

These are different from the standard CPAP devices that doctors commonly prescribe.

Here in the US there has been lots and lots of research over the years about what the consequences of snoring truly are.

But many organizations all over the world are following suit on this worthwhile health care initiative.

For example, the Sleep Council over in the UK has spear headed an initiative. See this Tweet below. You might be shocked to learn this cool fact.

There are many medical organization and resources you can reach out to just like the one above that might be great resources if you aren’t able to see your primary care doctor quickly enough.

Another issue plaguing the united states health care system in the amount of time it takes in days to be able to get in and see your doctor. This is something we have looked into very much.

That is however another topic for another day. This issue however might be able to be solved by purchasing a small devices like the ones mentioned above.

It sure beats having to wear a machine strapped to your face that forces air into your throat. These are sometimes referred to as a air treatment appliance.

If you have never seen one, take a look at this video below.

Its also worth nothing that these machines require maintenance and cleaning. Some people forget to do this. This is bad because it can lead to other diseases and conditions from all of the germs.

Medical conditions directly or indirectly related to snoring

If you ask someone random walking down the street, they will tell you that snoring isn’t dangerous. Its just something annoying that

Most common people don’t know how is snoring related to sleep apnea. In fact most people have never heard of sleep apnea all together.

This is what makes this condition super dangerous. While it is true that common people don’t have a whole lots of medical knowledge outside of cough level conditions, this one is just not something we can ignore.

This is when it matters the most to spread awareness. For those that don’t know, this is when you stop breathing while you sleep. The blockage in your airway makes this happen.

This lowers the amount of oxygen saturation of the blood. This can spell trouble in lots of ways. Your blood carries fresh oxygen to all of the different muscles of the body.

This will also limit your bodies ability to get rid of carbon dioxide. Over time things will just deteriorate. This is a reason annual check ups are super important.

Your doctor can catch these type of problems by running some simple blood test. This condition can also put a ton of stress on your heart.

Initially your heart will keep up but eventually it will start to weaken. Only after it weakens to a certain point will it be noticed.

Its definitely worth looking into that loud snore. It could save your life and keep you off medication.