The obstructive sleep apnea and snoring may early impair the cardiac function in women. “Snoring” refers to the sound that people make when sleeping, a grunting noise that happens in patterns.
According to the National Sleep Foundations, more than 90 million people snore in the USA. Breathing is something that can lead to heart attacks with old age. While there are many types of sleep apnea, the most common one is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Around 18 million people suffer from OSA in the USA. The patterns of breathing for people who have OSA is that they stop breathing and then continue, this pattern is made repeatedly.
While it is still unclear if sleep apnea causes heart disease, it is known that people suffering from sleep apnea have a higher chance of developing high blood pressure or hypertension. The American Heart Association (AHA) has said that when people who have high blood pressure and sleep apnea got treated for sleep apnea, they saw something exciting happen, their blood pressure also dropped.
Researchers have analyzed data that they took from the UK Biobank (an international health resource). 4,877 participants that have been receivers of a cardiac MRI scan were divided into three groups, people that don’t snore, those who have OSA, and those that have self-reported snoring. When they compared the group with sleep disorders to the group that didn’t have any sleep disorders they found that there was a difference in men and women when it came to the left ventricular mass.