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While snoring has been known to cause numerous problems like sleepiness and fatigue, research now indicates that several cardiovascular diseases may be linked to snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

OSA is a sleep breathing disorder in which breathing is interrupted repeatedly throughout the night. As a serious condition which is diagnosed by a physician, it is often under-diagnosed and left untreated. New studies, as reported by the Cleveland Clinic Heart Advisor, show significant links between snoring and sleep apnea and heart diseases such as hypertension and heart failure.

Snoring, for many, may not just be a social problem causing disruption of sleep for the snorer and bed partner, but could be linked to more serious health risks.

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