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I heard snoring can trigger harmful health and personality changes. Is this true?

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Dr. Lisa Shives
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, snoring can indicate that people have obstructive sleep apnea (osa) and osa increases risk of hypertension, heart disease, stroke, obesity and depression.

In brief: Yes

Yes, snoring can indicate that people have obstructive sleep apnea (osa) and osa increases risk of hypertension, heart disease, stroke, obesity and depression.
Dr. Lisa Shives
Dr. Lisa Shives
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Dr. Raj Syal
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Snoring can be associated with sleep apnea and this can result in poor sleep.
Inadequate sleep is associated with many illnesses.

In brief: Yes

Snoring can be associated with sleep apnea and this can result in poor sleep.
Inadequate sleep is associated with many illnesses.
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal
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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Snoring can be a symptom of sleep apnea.
Untreated sleep apnea can also lead to depression and adhd-like symptoms.

In brief: Yes

Snoring can be a symptom of sleep apnea.
Untreated sleep apnea can also lead to depression and adhd-like symptoms.
Dr. Alfredo Soto
Dr. Alfredo Soto
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Clinical Lipidology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Snoring is a common finding in obstructive sleep apnea.
Due to poor sleep, irritability, somnolence and other characteristic changes may be manifest. Osa can also be complicated with high blood pressure, arryhtmias, pulmonary arterial hypertension, and long term with right sided heart failure.

In brief: Yes

Snoring is a common finding in obstructive sleep apnea.
Due to poor sleep, irritability, somnolence and other characteristic changes may be manifest. Osa can also be complicated with high blood pressure, arryhtmias, pulmonary arterial hypertension, and long term with right sided heart failure.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Snoring and Behavior

If snoring is so severe, that is the airway is so severely blocked, this may disrupt quality of sleep.
Both upper airway resistance syndrome and sleep apnea are two diagnoses that affect quality of sleep. Anything that regularly disrupts sleep quality, may affect behavior. Many children with add / adhd are found to have sleep apnea during sleep testing. Best way to know, have a sleep test.

In brief: Snoring and Behavior

If snoring is so severe, that is the airway is so severely blocked, this may disrupt quality of sleep.
Both upper airway resistance syndrome and sleep apnea are two diagnoses that affect quality of sleep. Anything that regularly disrupts sleep quality, may affect behavior. Many children with add / adhd are found to have sleep apnea during sleep testing. Best way to know, have a sleep test.
Dr. Robert Knox
Dr. Robert Knox
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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology

In brief: Heart disease

Sleep apnea is assciated with floppy eyelid syndrom, glaucoma.
Untreated sleep apnea can lead to congestive heart failure.

In brief: Heart disease

Sleep apnea is assciated with floppy eyelid syndrom, glaucoma.
Untreated sleep apnea can lead to congestive heart failure.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Dr. Damien Luviano
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