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Type 2 Diabetes - The Link Between Snoring and Gestational Diabetes

Frequent snoring is known to be linked with Type 2 diabetes. According to scientists at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and various other research institutions in the United States, habitual snoring is linked with Gestational diabetes. Their findings were reported in September of 2017 in the online journal PLOS ONE.

The study included 1579 pregnant women. Women who snored most or all the time had more than twice the risk of difficulty processing sugar and 2.5 times the risk of developing Gestational diabetes as the women who did not snore. Overweight women who snored had over five times the risk of developing Gestational diabetes as the non-snoring women. From this information, the investigators concluded caring for habitual snoring, especially in overweight women, could be one way of preventing Gestational diabetes.

About a third of people who snore are female, and this is especially the case after menopause due to hormone changes. Being overweight or obese raises the risk of snoring, so many people do stop snoring after normalizing their body weight…

  • losing weight is also a good way to control or even eliminate Type 2 diabetes in many individuals as well.
  • there are a good many devices marketed to reduce snoring, but they are not necessarily effective. See your doctor before spending money on such a device.
  • getting to bed at a reasonable hour can help stop snoring. Being tired and overworked before bed can cause muscles in the throat to relax.
  • it is best to avoid alcohol or other sedatives at bedtime because this can relax the throat too much.

Sleeping on your back can cause the base of your tongue and soft palate to fall onto the back of your throat, causing a vibrating sound and reduced breathing during sleep…

  • sleeping on your side often cures snoring. A large pillow at your back can keep you on your side.
  • sometimes a clogged nose can cause snoring, so use a salt water rinse in your nose during a hot shower to clean out the nasal passages.
  • nasal strips to help keep your nostrils open can also be helpful if snoring begins in the nose.

Allergies can contribute to snoring, so keep bedding, including pillows, and the rest of the bedroom clean and dust-free. Dust mites can grow and multiply in pillows, so some authorities recommend changing pillows every six months. Drinking plenty of water and other fluids help to keep secretions from the mouth and nose from becoming sticky and causing snoring.


Source by Beverleigh H Piepers

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