Snoring in women could mean cardiac risk

Posted at 3:06 PM, Dec 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-01 15:06:06-05

A new study suggests snoring poses a greater cardiac risk to women. The hearts of women who snore appear to become damaged more quickly than those of men who snore. The study found women with sleep apnea have thicker heart walls than men. Thicker heart walls can stiffen the muscle and make it harder for blood to be pumped around the body, reducing how much oxygen is sent to the muscles and brain.