Snoring results from partial obstruction of the upper airway. In addition to disrupting the sleep patterns of those around you, it is often associated with sleep apnea.

Why is Snoring Bad for Your Health?


  • When you are snoring, you are losing the flow of air in your throat.

  • If we lose airflow, our brain thinks we are being strangled. Therefore, our brain prepares to fight off what is strangling them.

  • This causes hormones and stimulants to be released.

  • All of those chemicals that have been released cause elevation in blood pressure, promote cardiovascular disease, and promote wakening.

  • Overall, it is has a significant impact on a variety of your bodies systems.


Contact Information

Comprehensive Spine Program at Swedish Neuroscience Institute
550 17th Avenue
Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: New Patients - 206-320-BACK (2225) | Main Clinic - 206-320-2800
Fax: 206-320-5250
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Conditions Treated

Acute Spine Pain
Degenerative Spinal Disorders
Spinal Deformity
Spine Tumors
Spinal Deformity
Spine Tumors

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