Snoring Can Burn Calories
Scientists found that people who frequently snores in their sleep can burn more calories than people who rarely snore.
This because snoring and respiratory problems triggered due to increased activity of the nervous system. Thus, people who often snores will burn more calories.
Scientists from the University of California studied 212 people who often snores, talk during sleep, have difficulty breathing in sleep or even a periodic cessation of breathing. Then, scientists calculate how many calories they burned on several different levels of health problems.
According to GeniusBeauty, the result shows that those who always snores (regularly) can burn about 2000 calories per day, while those who snores from time to time burn 1626 calories.
However, with this results, it does not mean that all people who snore have a slim body. Because basically, people who snore are people who experience sleep disturbance and fatigue. And those both things triggers people to eat more high-energy foods.
Besides that, people who has less sleep and snores tend to have little energy during the day, not to mention the lack of physical fitness and exercise. These conditions when combined with high-calorie food consumption, can make people become obese.
Snoring can be caused by various factors, such as enlarged tonsils, nasopharyngeal mucosal inflammation caused by allergy or infection, swelling, alcoholism and others.
Recent research also shows that people who sleep with pets since childhood, such as dogs, tend to have higher risk of snoring.
However, people should try to stop snoring because it could be a dangerous habit. Research has shown that breathing problems during sleep indicates there are serious problems in a person’s body.
Apnea or respiratory problems that occur repeatedly and disturb one’s sleep, occurs when the muscles of the back of the throat failed to open airways for breathing.
This can cause a wrong sleeping pattern and the low intake of oxygen in the blood, and ultimately lead to various diseases such as hypertension, heart, mood and memory problems.
A study conducted at the University of Maryland Medical Center found that breathing problems or apnea during sleep may increase depression and worsen nightmares and cause post traumatic stress.
Usually people with apnea often feel sleepy during the day, thus increasing the risk of car accidents as well.