Hang on to your pillows for the first guest post since my computer breakdown in early November (last mentioned in Being Respected vs. Being Liked)! It`s been a long time coming so please enjoy as Andreas Henderson, MR, tells us about the link between snoring and insomnia.
You lay there with the pillow covering your head, hearing yet another night full of the loud, obnoxious sound emanating from the person laying near to you. You know you`ll have one more sleep deprived night. So you jab an elbow at and nudge your partner to get him to flip over and provide you with a few moments of happy peace and quiet. This is a circumstance which is common in a lot of homes. But there’s something you need to know about what is going on here.
It would appear that the snorer would be the one inducing the insomnia predicament, but that may not be the situation. There are a number of individuals who are afflicted by insomnia in the course of their lives. Demanding days, impending events, physical ailments, along with other issues can result in periods of lack of sleep. Usually, you go back to a consistent sleep pattern when these factors are sorted out.
However for some, the insomnia concern becomes more serious, causing them issues in sleeping, staying asleep or waking too soon each day. Their sleep is restless, preventing them from providing the sleep their body needs. An interesting fact is, an insomnia situation can lead to snoring once the insomniac gets to sleep and the muscular areas of your throat and face relax.
Conversely, a loud snoring concern can cause insomnia. Not only does the noise keep other individuals awake, but also will make the individual wake up to flip over if sleep apnea is a current condition.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is when the air passage becomes blocked when the muscles in the neck relax, allowing for the obstruction of the air passage. This causes brief instances when the snorer quits breathing. He or she awakens, turns on their side and in many of scenarios is not able to go back to sleep. And even if they are able to get back to sleep, the snoring begins again and the pattern starts itself again.
In the definition of insomnia, the occasions of wakefulness for the insomniac as well as the snorer are a manifestation. On top of that, the slow sensation they have the next day and the agitation they have are signs, too.
Both the insomniac in addition to the snorer are much more predisposed to other overall health problems as well. High blood pressure levels, elevated bad cholesterol and the creation of additional body fat might lead to acquiring heart health problems. In both scenarios, a talk with medical professional is suggested.
About the Author
Andreas Henderson, MR, published author and medical researcher has spent many years supporting people stop snoring. He published www.StopSnoringAdvice.com with one mission; to help those who wish to put an end to their snoring.
So, dear Readers, let me ask you: what approach would you take if your partner had Sleep Apnea and refused to go to a doctor about it, knowing that it not only affects your sleep but could also indicate more serious health concerns for them?