Many of us know that sleep apnea, which is pauses in our sleep, is dangerous and can lead to daytime somnolence, premature death and even cardiovascular disease. But can patients who snore and do not have sleep apnea have increased risks as well? Most physicians have viewed snoring as a loud disruptive sound, but not deadly if there wasn’t any associated apneas. However, more recent evidence has found that snoring may indeed have health risks including carotid vascular disease. This area which is currently being studied, may have us look at snoring in a different perspective than before.
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