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11 Snoring Myths And The Facts

  • Post By: Divya Bharti
  • 07 Jan 2017

We get lots of snoring related advices in our daily life like, never ignore if your partner complaints about your snoring or never neglect, if you feel sleepy during day time after a quality sleep at night. Basically, we all have grown up with number of snoring related myths and we have started living with it. For your good health and better future you need to read about all the snoring myths and the real facts behind them.  

Myth 1: Snoring is a normal condition.
Fact: Snoring is not at all a normal condition. It has been associated with hypertension and sleep apnea. If left untreated it may result in causing risk to cardiovascular diseases.

Myth 2: Snoring results in affecting the health of the snorer.
Fact: Snoring not only affects the health of a snorer but the person lying next to him also gets much affected resulting in high blood pressure and poor health. Usually a snorer makes a noise of around 60 decibels, but for many it reaches to around 80 to 90 decibels.

Myth 3: Snoring will stop as soon as the nose gets unclog
Fact: Snoring vibrations usually come from the soft palate (the fleshy, flexible part towards the back of the roof of your mouth). So unclogging of the nose does not stop your snoring.

Myth 4: I don’t snore at all.
Fact: Never ignore if someone says that you snore during your sleep. Your ignorance might also result in the risk of causing heart stroke.

Myth 5: Sleep apnea will be cured with my weight loss
Fact: Poor sleep often results in weight gain. But losing weight doesn’t means then your sleep apnea will be cured. With good sleep you can lose your weight by correcting the problem of sleep apnea.  

Myth 6: All health problems like obesity, diabetes, hypertension and depression are not at all interlinked with the quality of sleep.  
Fact: A study has shown the result on the basis of poor sleep.

  • 80% cases of hypertension, 60% cases of strokes and 50% cases of heart failures are due to poor sleep.
  • The lack of sleep impairs the body's ability to use insulin, which may also lead to diabetes.
  • Lack of sleep also lowers your metabolism level increasing appetite.

Myth 7: Daytime sleep occurs due to poor sleep during night.
Fact: Excessive daytime sleepiness even after sleeping well in night hours can be the sign of sleeping disorders. A professional healthcare advice is needed in that case.

Myth 8: Taking 1 hour less sleep in night won’t affect us during the day time.
Fact: Taking even less 1 or 2 hour sleep can affect your body by unbalancing your cardiovascular health. If the same pattern continues your body will start losing out all its energy.

Myth 9: Sleep apnea is only in older and overweight men with big necks.
Fact: Women also get affected with the sleep deprivation. 90% of women’s remain undiagnosed with the condition and develops the problems like depression, weight gain, heart stroke and many more.

Myth 10: Snoring is untreatable.
Fact: There are many treatments available for treating the snoring problem which includes surgery, drugs, medicine etc.

Myth 11: Extra sleep during night can cure your problems
Fact: Sleeping disorders can’t be cured if you take some extra sleep during the night hours. Medical therapies and medical check-up is needed to cure your sleeping problems.