You’re at a friend’s house watching a movie marathon late into the night. You think you’re doing good, but suddenly the sleepy starts to creep up on you. The fear of your friends laughing at you becomes less overwhelming as your eyelids can’t hold up their own weight.
Before you know it, you snore yourself awake and see the grinning faces of your rude and ruthless friends. You’ve failed. Worse, you probably could’ve gotten away with sleeping if you hadn’t snored so loud.
Although that scenario seems pretty funny (and probably accurate), snoring is not just a funny sleeping quirk that we all do. It’s more than that. Snoring can actually be a sign of something much more detrimental to our health.
Don’t believe me? Let’s break it down.
3 reasons snoring is a problem
Other than keeping your spouse or family awake at night with your horrid snoring, there are other reasons to consider getting medical help.
Snoring is actually one of the symptoms of a sleep disorder, specifically sleep apnea. This sleep disorder happens when you stop breathing for 10 seconds at a time, multiple times an hour. It prevents proper sleep and causes major health issues if undiagnosed and untreated in time. For instance:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Accidents due to fatigue
Effects on the brain
Not only are you physically vulnerable, but your mental state can also take a major hit. For one, if snoring is a sign of sleep deprivation, then it can lead to memory loss, lack of focus and concentration, as well as anxiety and depression. What’s worse is anxiety and depression can lead to more sleep deprivation, leading to more anxiety and depression.
It’s keeping everyone awake. I mean, come on..
It’s just kinda rude when everyone else is trying to sleep or watch a movie. Stop being inconsiderate and consider a sleep study from a sleep specialist.
To schedule a sleep study, call 770-740-1860 or fill out the form at the top of the page for a same-day appointment.