If you know someone who snores, take it to the doctor. The low-frequency vibrations that occur during the night can be signs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS). This is a chronic, progressive disease with high mortality rate if untreated. It can cause problems even in behavior and neurological system.
Snoring proceeds OSAS over 90% of cases, so it is essential to visit a doctor to get diagnosed soon.
Women should be even more vigilant with regard to their snores. A survey conducted by the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp) with 407 women found that the natural aging woman causes the loss of ovarian function and a range of negative health consequences, including respiratory sleep disorders such as OSA.
This syndrome affects one third of the population, where the vast majority are women after menopause. The survey showed that 68.4% of women who had a confirmed diagnosis were in late postmenopausal women.
In addition, the researchers identified the voluntary suffering this syndrome from the waist measurement. They found that the measure 87.5 cm in waist circumference was able to identify volunteers who had OSAS compared to women who did not suffer from the disorder with an accuracy rate exceeding 75%.
The reasons were found obesity and hormonal factor. The frequency of disorders increases with late menopausal and post-menopausal stage transition.
Snoring can not only interfere with the body as cause insomnia, low sleep efficiency, difficulty maintaining sleep, irregularity in breathing pattern, feeling of “waves” of hot flashes and frequent sweating.