Snoring enhances after consumption of alcohol, drugs and sleeping pills, which also have the ability to increase muscle relaxation. However, we cannot say about smoking, which lowers the sensitivity to oxygen, the respiratory center of the brain, thereby leading to a significant increase in the intensity of snoring. But by itself a loud sound that occurs when snoring is completely harmless to the patient, although, of course, causes some difficulties for the people around him.
It is much more dangerous than another aspect of snoring. Sometimes drawn into the nose and throat, muscles are able to block the flow of air into the lungs either partially and completely, which causes a complete cessation of breathing. In this case, a man does not breathe for a few seconds, followed by a strong sharp snore. This phenomenon is known as “apnea” that causes the heart to work with a much greater load.
This load on the heart causes disruptions to the beats (in other words – an arrhythmia), and leads to an increase in pressure. The fall of the oxygen concentration in the blood causes changes in the brain and the person goes out of normal and proper sleep. Such stress, emerging from a variety of adverse effects during the night may be repeated several times and can undermine the health of anyone, even the most robust body.
When subjected to such pressures from the heart, muscles begin to weaken over time. The situation is complicated by the development of hypertension, which becomes a constant companion of the first illness. Snoring causes an increase in blood pressure, which in turn provokes the accumulation of excess weight, and thus contributes to the development of snoring. Acquiring systematic apnea causes constant reloading of the heart and blood vessels, which ultimately leads to heart attacks and strokes.