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5 Surprising Consequences Linked to Snoring

From the Show: HER
Summary: There are five attention grabbing health consequences that could result from you not getting a good night's rest.
Air Date: 7/10/14
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pamela Peek, MD
Guest Bio: Barb Dehn, NP
Nurse Barb Barb Dehn, R.N., M.S., N.P., FAANP, NCMP, also known as "Nurse Barb," is a practicing Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, an award-winning author, dynamic television personality and a nationally recognized health expert.

Her vast knowledge of women's and children's health issues, sex and health prevention, along with her unique sense of adventure and charming personality, has made her one of the most in-demand medical consultants and speakers in the United States.

Throughout her career she has witnessed many medical miracles and tragedies, all of which inspired her to become an author and a television medical personality.

She has appeared as a medical expert on CBS, ABC, CNN, Good Morning America Now and iVillage Live. Nurse Barb's Daily Dose is seen on ABC stations and the Live Well Network.

She has published numerous health guides, books and articles. As a founder of Blue Orchid Press, she has penned and distributed more than 4.5 million Your Personal Guides to Health in partnership with Biomedical and Pharma on topics such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, healthy bones, fertility and menopause. She also can be read in the Huffington Post.
  • Book Title: The Hot Guide to Cool Sexy Menopause
  • Guest Twitter Account: @NurseBarbDehn
5 Surprising Consequences Linked to Snoring
Did you know that over 40 million Americans are suffering from insomnia, sleep apnea or snoring?

It's estimated that only five percent of people with a sleep issue are being properly evaluated and diagnosed.

Snoring may seem to be innocuous, but it's a problem that should be addressed.

There are five attention-grabbing consequences that could result from you not getting a good night's rest.

5 surprising consequences:

1. Low testosterone and erectile dysfunction: Men who were treated for their sleep issues had improvement in sexual function and testosterone levels.
2. Car accidents: It's estimated that drowsiness plays a role in over 100,000 auto accidents each year.
3. Serious cardiac events: For people who have obstructive sleep apnea for four years, there's a 30 percent increased risk of having a heart attack.
4. Seizure activity: People with epilepsy are more likely to experience a recurrence of seizures when obstructive sleep apnea and snoring are present.
5. Stroke: The risk is increased by 60 percent for people with obstructive sleep apnea.

Barb Dehn, RN, is a practicing women’s health nurse practitioner, award winning author and a nationally recognized health expert. Nurse Barb explains the different variables that may be contributing to you having restless nights.

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