December 11, 2017

Snoring Could Cause Depression

Do you or a loved one snore? Don’t take that health disorder for granted because it can lead to a variety of possible ailments including depression with women more likely to experience the effect than man.

ISLAMABAD – Experiencing breathing problems during sleep may raise your risk of depression, a new study suggests.
Women with sleep apnea, in which breathing becomes shallow or pauses briefly during sleep, were 5.2 times as likely to have depression compared with women without the condition, Health News reported.

Men with sleep apnea were 2.4 times as likely to have depression as men without the condition, according to the study from researchers at the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Participants in the study who had other breathing problems during sleep also had an increased risk of depression. However, the researchers found no increased likelihood of depression among people who snore.

“Snorting, gasping or stopping breathing while asleep was associated with nearly all depression symptoms, including feeling hopeless and feeling like a failure,” said study researcher Anne Wheaton, an epidemiologist with the CDC….More at Snoring problem linked to depression | Pakistan Today | Latest news

If you experience the symptoms of depression it’s important to consider not just the obvious possible causes but also the ones that aren’t so obvious such as snoring.  If you snore and suffer from depression it’s definitely worth it to ask your health care professional about possible aids to help alleviate your snoring.  It just may help with your depression too!

Studies proposed a relation between sleep apnea and depressive disorder.