New research suggests there is a strong link between loud snoring and both heart disease and strokes.
Hungarian scientists did interviews with more than 12,000 patients. They concluded that heavy snorers were significantly more likely to have a heart attack or stroke compared to the rest of the population.
This new data, published in the Journal Sleep, adds weight to existing theories about the link between snoring and cardiovascular disease.
We all snore at some stage in our lives. And while it is more common in people who are overweight it is estimated that about 40% of adult males and 24% of adult females are habitual snorers.
For several years now, scientists have been aware of a relationship between snoring and cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes. But this new study from Hungary adds more weight to the idea.
Source - BBC