St. Mark's Hospital - March 18, 2019

You may just think your spouse’s snoring is an annoying habit, but it could be a sign of a potentially serious heart issue. Men and women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a severe type of snoring, are more likely to have enlarged walls in the heart that make it harder to pump blood throughout the body. This can increase the risk of heart attacks. Unfortunately ladies, results from a 2018 study reveal that women may be affected earlier and more easily than men. The good news? OSA can be treated. Discuss necessary lifestyle changes with your doctor.