Study links snoring and sleepiness with incident heart disease in older adults
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
According to a study in the Nov. 1 issue of the journal SLEEP, self-reported habitual snoring associated with daytime sleepiness increases the risk of future cardiovascular disease among older adults. The study involved 2,320 relatively healthy community-dwelling adults with a mean age of 73.6 years at baseline. Participants were followed up for an average of 9.9 years. Those who reported snoring combined with daytime sleepiness had a significantly increased hazard ratio for CVD events (HR = 1.46) after adjusting for demographic and clinical confounding factors.