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posted by Joel Kight in Health

Could snoring lead to cancer?

May 21, 2012

As researchers learn more and more every day about the human body, it has become more obvious that sleep plays a huge factor in our overall health.

Two new studies have been released that link sleep apnea to an increased risk of cancer.  Symptoms of sleep apnea include snoring, fatigue and extended pauses in breathing at night.  This lack of oxygen at night often coincides with obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Around 28 million cases of sleep apnea exist in America and most of those cases remain undiagnosed.

In this recent study, participants who had sleep apnea had a 65% higher risk of getting cancer. Read more about the study at NYtimes.com.  

The most common treatment for sleep apnea is a funny looking mask you wear at night called a CPAP. CPAP is an acronym for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. 

Do you have trouble sleeping at night due to oxygen deprivation or because of snoring from your sleep partner?

Do you suffer from sleep apnea?

Are you surprised by these latest findings?

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