A brief article appeared in the Los Angeles Times recently that advises everyone to talk about their sleep, and snoring with their doctor. Everyone knows snoring couples talk about snoring quite often. However, you should also have a conversation with your doctor about your snoring problem. Good sleep is essential to health and well being, and anything that disrupts your sleep can have much broader health ramifications. Multiple studies have demonstrated links between poor sleep and increased risks of high blood pressure, weight gain, diabetes,and depression, among others. Many sleep disorders, including insomnia, sleep apnea, and restless legs syndrome have been linked to decreased job performance. And several studies have shown that people with sleep disorders are less likely to be promoted than people who sleep well.
Snoring is often at the center of one’s sleep problems, and loud snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea. Because sleep apnea is so common, if you snore we encourage you to discuss your sleep and snoring history with your doctor or you can contact The Snoring Center and schedule a consultation.