Snoring is often thought of as innocent annoyance (and maybe a little funny for some). Okay, it irritates the spouse and creates tension in the relationship but that’s where it ends, right?
A new study published in the Journal of Human Hypertension revealed that snoring leads directly to high blood pressure. In addition, the worse your snore, the more severe the connection.
And this holds true in the absence of the sister condition: Sleep Apnea.
Japanese scientists identified 2,021 middle-aged Japanese people who participated in the Toon Health Study between 2009 and 2012, most of them being of normal or lean body weight.
Their blood pressure scores were already available.
Subjects were then asked to report their snoring frequency and were divided into groups based on their snoring frequency categorizations:
– twice or less per week
– three or more times per week
Compared to never-snorers, those in the heaviest snoring group had 4.57 mmHg higher systolic and 2.58 mmHg higher diastolic blood pressure scores.
Those who snored three or more times per week also had a 79 percent greater chance of having high blood pressure when compared to never-snorers.
These findings were true for overweight, normal-weight, and lean people.
And it also means that you can most definitely drop your blood pressure by a few points if you are an every-night snorer and decide to do something about it.
And if high blood pressure is your main concern – discover how 3 easy exercises can drop it below 120/80 in as little as 9 minutes…