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Snoring prevents the body from repairing damage to the pharynx

Snoring prevents the body from repairing damage to the pharynx

Snoring is a problem for organism, the recent study showed. As researchers have found out, the snoring has a negative impact on pharynx, or  the muscles in their upper airways. As ScienceNordic reported, the regular dysfunction like snoring increases other risks, such as cardiovascular disease.

Snoring brings serious consequences, and people who are loud snorers can damage and weaken their pharynx, said the researchers from the Umeå University, Norway. The problem is vibration caused by snoring seems to make it difficult for the body to repair the snoring damage.

This triggers a recurring cycle that is created and exacerbated by snoring and can lead to swallowing difficulties and the serious condition of sleep apnoea for the snorer.

Harald Hrubos-Strøm from the ear-nose-throat department at Akershus University Hospital collaborates with researchers from Norway, Finland and Iceland to study how doctors can better diagnose sleep apnoea and tailor treatment. Every case is individual, and the doctor’s aim is to break the vicious cycle that snoring contributes to is a critical factor for the development of sleep apnoea. The body should start to make repairs during sleeping.

“The connection between sleep apnoea and impaired throat function is probably little known among Norwegian clinicians,” Hrubos-Strøm said.

When individual snores, the muscle fibres had developed in an abnormal way, and the researchers have begun to grow muscles and nerve cells in the laboratory. First, they’ll expose the cells to harmful vibrations and then try to treat the cells with substances known to help make repairs.

Commenting on perspectives of the research, Hrubos-Strøm said the combining training exercises and the substances being tested in Umeå will help to solve snoring problem.