Healthy Zzzz’s For Your Heart

There’s nothing worse than lying awake next to a snorer. But did you know that snoring can be a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea? In recent years, snoring has been linked to an increased risk of hypertension, arrhythmias, myocardial infarctions and stroke. So don’t just nudge your partner and urge him or her to turn over to make the snoring go away. Have the snorer see your family physician or a cardiologist.

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