The surprising effect of your partner’s snoring on your health

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Movements, positions, coverage… Sleeping with your partner is not easy, especially if your other half snores every night. According to a study, the snoring of your spouse has a negative impact on your health.

Falling into Morpheus’ arms can be complicated when his other half is snoring. A separate bedroom can be the solution to having a little respite and recovering a few nights of sleep. Indeed, snoring, caused by airway obstruction, can give your loved one a nightmare. Besides the negative impact on the tranquility of his other half, snoring (or ronchopathy) can also be a sign of sleep apnea (stopping of breathing) for the snorer. Another repercussion: according to a study, this noise pollution, caused by the snoring of his spouse, can harm the health of the other because it would increase his blood pressure.

Your partner’s snoring raises your blood pressure

It’s proven. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, in the United States, conducted a study on 162 snorers and their spouses. Published last December on the British university publishing house Oxford Academic, the authors of the study found that one in seven people snored too loudly. That much noise could raise blood pressure by half. To find out, the researchers measured the sound levels produced by snorers during a single night’s sleep. They found that 14% of the participants had a snoring sound level above 53 decibels, the sound equivalent of a washing machine running at full speed.

All this noise, caused by snoring, is not without consequences. Indeed, it prevents your partner from sleeping and resting properly. This lack of sleep can lead to cardiovascular stress and cause the body to have difficulty regulating stress hormones. Result: blood pressure increases. “Snoring represents a source of noise pollution and is an important target for reducing noise and its harmful effects on partners in bed,” the study said.

The effects of lack of sleep

Who says chopped, sleepless or short nights, says disastrous consequences. Sleep plays a vital role in the body. Sleeping allows the body to recover and the brain to “clean itself”. Lack of sleep has a direct impact on the heart as it deteriorates the cardiovascular system and increases the risk of hypertension. In addition, lack of sleep also promotes obesity and diabetes because it disrupts hormones and increases levels of ghrelin, a digestive hormone that stimulates appetite. If you don’t get enough sleep, your body will seek to fill the lack of sleep with fatty and sugary foods.

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