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Snorers Burn More Calories

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People with bedtime snoring and breathing problems may be using up far more calories while they sleep.

Those with the worst sleep apnoea symptoms burned 373 extra calories a day compared with those with only mild symptoms, US researchers found.

Nervous system changes triggered by the condition may be responsible.

The payback comes in the daytime, said a UK specialist, with sleep apnoea sufferers craving food and too sluggish to exercise.

I used to joke that sleep apnoea was free exercise at night - it's nice to have that confirmed
Professor John Stradling
John Radcliffe Hospital

While heavy snoring is a nuisance for partners, it can be a sign of a far more serious problem for the snorer.

Sleep apnoea, in which the airways are partially or completely obstructed during sleep, stops the person getting a good night's rest, making them very sleepy during the day.

It has also been linked to a greater risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular problems.

Read the whole story at BBC NEWS

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