Snoring and sleep apnea are 2 separate forms of sleeping disorder with serious medical, professional as well as social implications.
Snoring at its most benign form places a strain on the social life. Whether it’s the bed partner or the kids in the other room, those people who live with someone who snores dread going to bed in the same room (and sometimes even in the adjacent rooms) to sleep.
People who snore are typically more tired during the day that non snorers. This leads to lowered productivity at work. For a student this means falling behind at school and performing at substandard levels. Other responses seen in young children is inability to pay attention or sit still during class. These children are usually diagnosed with ADD or ADHD and are placed on strong medications.
Social and professional implications aside, there are serious medical consequences associated with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea places a greater load on the cardiovascular system throughout the night. Over time this leads to heart disease with an increase in risk for heart attacks and strokes. Diabetes is also another serious medical disorder which is seen in patients with sleep apnea.
As you can see sleep apnea and snoring place a great deal of stress on the body and social life. To learn more about these group of disorders visit us online. >Learn about sleep apnea and snoring