Sleep until snoring for most people is not regarded as a problem. Even snoring is associated with deep sleep. In fact, snoring is accompanied by cessation of breathing for a moment could lead to serious health problems such as stroke or heart disease.
Stop breathing during sleep or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is caused due to the closing of the airway by the network at the top of the nose and throat. Troubling, stopped breathing can occur many times during sleep.
"Stop breathing will make the body lacks oxygen. Since no oxygen normally we would wake up suddenly. Tension blood was immediately rose. These conditions in the long term lead to interference with the heart,"said Dr. Bambang Budi Siswanto, Sp JP in a show titled Sleep Disorders Increase Your Risk of Chronic Disease in Jakarta (27/3/13). The event was held in commemoration of World Sleep Day.
The decrease in blood oxygen levels during sleep sharply it could lead to heart rhythm disturbances and hypertension or elevated blood pressure that is difficult lowered with medication.
"Many patients with hypertension are continually added to lower the dose of the medicine tensinya. Doctors sometimes forget to check whether the patient was experiencing OSA or snoring while sleeping,"said a doctor from the Hospital Cardiovascular Harapan Kita, Jakarta, this.
Chronic hypertension can also cause thickening of the heart muscle and blood coagulation."The risk of stroke is very high,"he added.
According to Dr. Rismawati Tedjasukmana, Sp S, sleep researchers, sleep apnea can strike anyone, ranging from infants to the elderly."In infants are usually caused by abnormal growth of the jaw. While enlarged tonsils in children of school age will also cause snoring,"he said on the same occasion.
In adults, certain conditions can invite sleep apnea, such as obesity."The Role of the largest in the sleep apnea is weight loss., But on the other hand, people who sleep apnea also gained weight more easily,"said Risma.
Sleep disturbance will disrupt the balance of hormones, such as hormones that regulate hunger and satiety. Impaired insulin will also trigger the disease.
"If we are snoring meaning plong not breathing. Therefore should be treated so as not to be complications of the disease,"said Bambang.
Losing weight, quitting smoking, or sleep on his side can do to reduce snoring. In more severe cases, an effective way to overcome sleep apnea is the use of specific tools to provide air pressure to your airway.