People who snore a lot while sleeping are not only a nuisance to their partners but also put their lives at risk, according to medical experts.
The medical community was alarmed by the growing number of Kenyans, especially couples visiting health care facilities, looking for ways to help their partners stop snoring when they sleep.
In an interview with the city of Kakamega yesterday, Libutsi Ouya, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist at Bungoma County Referral Hospital, said strong snoring had serious health risks and, if not addressed, could lead to death due to sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is interrupted when he is asleep.
Dr. Uya says the usual snorers are at risk of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, congestion in the air (nose problems) , obesity and obstruction sleep apnea.
"The usual snorer experiences long breathing interruptions for more than 1
He said that when a person sniffs loudly, there is always a low oxygen content in the blood, which leads to a contraction of the blood vessels in the lungs, adding that after a while the patient will begin to suffer from pulmonary hypertension, chronic headaches, daily sleepiness. and fatigue.
"The usual snooker wakes up in the middle of sleep often, but he may not be aware. Excessive weight makes the tissue of the throat bulky, which makes someone snore a lot when sleeping. Children with large tonsils and adenoids (a piece of tissue that is high in the throat right behind the nose) snore a lot, "says Uyah.
He said heavy snoring in children may affect their performance in class due to a decline in memory and thinking skills. "Old age also makes someone snore when he's in a deep sleep," he said.