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Snoring is more than a bedtime annoyance. It may put you at a greater risk than those who are overweight, smoke or have high cholesterol. So just what causes snoring? Age, weight, alcohol consumption, smoking, medications, nasal and sinus problems and sleep posture. While mild snoring can be remedied by simple things such as changing your sleep posture, more aggressive snoring can be a serious health issue that shouldn’t be left untreated.

Here are some of the health risks of sleep apnea:

Strain on Heart. High blood pressure, which can increase in heart size creating a higher risk for heart attacks and strokes.

Chronic Headaches. Frequent morning headaches, which are due to levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the bloodstream.

Daytime Sleepiness. Not getting enough sleep throughout the night can cause many to feel tired and drowsy during the day. This will lead to poor work performance.

GERD. Digestive disease in which stomach acids back up into the esophagus and irritate its lining.

Mental Health Issues. It can affect your mental well-being, leading you to be cranky from a lack of sleep to serious depression.

Excess Weight. Half of overweight people have sleep apnea. This is because of the extra weight that collects around the neck, making it harder to keep breathing at night. Good news is, if you losing weight improves symptoms related to sleep disorders.

Snoring can take a toll on your health and also your relationship. Be proactive on learning the options that are right for you. You don’t have to live with uncomfortable, disruptive snoring. Take action and get help from a professional doctor. You’ll sleep better at night and perform better during the day. Most importantly, you will be be protecting your health!

Honolulu MedSpa is proud to offer SnorLase. A non-invasive laser treatment that corrects issues that can contribute to snoring. To book your complimentary consultation please give us a call at 808-528-0888