The normally harmless condition of snoring can double a person’s risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a Taiwan study has revealed.
University scientists uncovered the link when they explored the impact sleeping conditions have on overall health.
Heavy snorers in particular have double the risk of suffering from arthritis which currently affects 350,000 people in the UK.
Those who experience heavy snoring at night time also suffer from a form of sleep apnoea which can ‘shut off breathing for 10 seconds’ leading to inflammation in blood vessels which is thought to be a catalyst in developing arthritis.
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