Snoring can certainly be annoying, but can be normal. I want to focus
this week on a harmful condition that can be associated with snoring –
Sleep apnea is a condition where people have pauses
in their breathing while sleeping. Most people have pauses to some
degree, but people with sleep apnea have much longer pauses, sometimes
up to 30 seconds. These long pauses cause the level of oxygen in the
blood to drop and carbon dioxide to rise. These changes can be very hard
on the body, especially the heart and lungs.