Just for Women
How Snoring Affects Your Health
and What You Can Do About It
Although it is men who are usually shown in films and cartoons as noisy snorers, nearly 25% of adult women snore.
Though most female snorers find it embarrassing for their husbands or boyfriends to hear those annoying sounds, the fact is, snoring is more than an embarrassment—snoring robs you of the precious sleep a woman needs to stay healthy.
Snoring and Lack of Sleep
A good night’s sleep consists of different stages of sleep, each necessary to rest and refresh your body’s functions. Snoring interferes with this natural cycle and prevents you from enjoying sound, healthy sleep. Many research studies have shown a direct link between ongoing poor sleep and a series of health risks.
The Cause of Snoring
Why do you snore? During sleep, your tongue and throat muscles relax and narrow the airway between your nose and mouth. When air travels over the partially blocked airway, it vibrates the soft tissues and the harsh sounds of snoring occur.
Why Do Women Snore?
Women may snore due to one or more of the following reasons:
Weight Gain: Most women gain weight during two stages of life: pregnancy and menopause. Extra body fat can increase the likelihood of snoring. The reason is the excess fat and skin around the neck put more pressure on the airway during sleep and block it. When the airway is partially blocked, snoring occurs.
Pregnancy: A woman’s body goes through a number of changes during pregnancy, changes which can lead to snoring. Besides the weight gain, a woman’s estrogen levels and blood count rise. This causes her body to make more “mucous”—a thick, sticky liquid produced in certain body parts to protect them, such as the nose and throat. Increased mucous can lead to an ongoing stuffed nose which blocks the airway and causes snoring.
Exhaustion: Because they wear so many “hats,” women tend to lead busier lives than men, particularly career women who are also wives and mothers. Meeting the demands of the job and family can be exhausting. When a woman is overly exhausted, she may fall into a very deep sleep where her muscles are too relaxed due to limited energy. When this happens, she will be more likely to breathe through her mouth or her tongue will be more likely to fall back and block the airflow. This result is snoring.
No matter why you snore, the fact remains snoring will interrupt your sleep and deprive you of the quality rest that is so vital to your health.
Restful Sleep and Good Health
Did you know a woman can live longer without food than without sleep? This fact shows how important snoring is to your well-being.
Sleep is a vital function which helps a woman’s mental and physical well-being. Babies require as much as 17 hours of sleep per day while adults generally require 7 to 9 hours.
You may view sleep as a time of rest for the body, but that isn’t the case. As you sleep, your body is working behind the scenes to flush toxins from your brain, repair your heart and blood vessels, strengthen your immune system and balance your female hormones. It’s not surprising, then, to discover that consistent, high-quality sleep can provide a range of benefits to your overall well-being. If your husband or boyfriend is concerned about the effects of snoring on your health, he has good reason.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, a serious medical condition in which the snorer temporarily stops breathing during sleep. The signs of sleep apnea include loud snoring, pauses in breathing (as observed by another) and waking suddenly with shortness of breath. There are other symptoms, too. If you or your husband or boyfriend suspect you may have sleep apnea, consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
Side Effects of Too Little Sleep
When you lack sufficient sleep due to snoring, your health is at risk in the following ways:
1. Colds and Flus: Too little sleep weakens your immune system, making you more likely to get colds, flu, infections and other illness. Plus, once a bug does hit, your recovery time could well be longer.
2. Aches and Pains: We tend to think of fatigue as simple tiredness, but chronic fatigue from a lack of sleep causes headaches, muscles aches, joint pain, other physical problems and more snoring.
3. Heart Attacks and Strokes: Medical research has revealed a direct link between poor sleep and an increased chance of heart attacks and strokes, regardless of your age, weight and smoking.
4. Weight Gain and Diabetes: Studies confirm that people who get less sleep than they should are more likely to be overweight and obese, putting them at greater risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
5. Reduced Sex Drive: Medical research shows insufficient sleep lowers a woman desire to have sex.
6. Stress and Anxiety: Sleeplessness was once considered the result of stress. Recent medical research shows the reverse to be true. Stress is the result of chronic lack of sleep.
7. Romantic Breakups: Snoring can ruin an otherwise happy relationship with your husband or boyfriend. Studies show that when a woman lacks satisfying relationships with romantic partners, and even friends or family, she is at greater risk of a premature death. The reason is these enjoyable connections to other human beings reduce harmful levels of stress which cause health problems.
8. Impaired Thinking: Poor sleep interferes with one’s thought processes including an ability to learn, make proper decisions and focus attention. Recent studies show sleep-deprived women have a more difficult time focusing than sleep-deprived men. And so, women who are short on sleep can make incorrect decisions and fail to remember important information. These conditions can harm one’s professional and personal life.
9. Depression: Doctors have discovered ongoing lack of sleep can lead to depression and that once an individual’s sleep difficulties are solved, the depression lifts.
10. Accidents: insufficient rest dulls the senses and lengthens reaction time, which can cause traffic accidents and on-the-job injuries.
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