Do you usually snore? You could have a higher risk of cancer

You are asleep in your bed pleasantly and, in your dream, you notice a noise smashing , you wake up and continues in his dream when the new “noise” he wakes up, and now you know where it comes from, is you! the You are snoring as a bear, and this is arousing you.

The lack of rest from snoring is one of the most common problems , but recently researchers at the Institute of Biology and Molecular Genetics have shown that sleep apnea, particularly the intermittent hypoxia, increases the risk of cancer of the lung, kidney, and melanoma.

what is sleep apnea?

obstructive sleep apnea is a respiratory disease characterized because the people who suffer with this often snore and seem to breathe repeated, which has as a consequence do not rest well and suffer from drowsiness during the day.

sometimes, people that suffer with this can have a collapse of the pharynx during the night. This collapse is periodic, and sometimes occurs in some phases of sleep.

Causes of apnea

Under normal conditions, when to sleep, breathe with ease and tranquility , however, in some phases of sleep, the tissues close in and block the respiratory tract, which causes snoring. In addition, there may be other causes that may cause apnea:


  • The shape of the palate or airway that cause the collapse
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  • Have a large neck
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  • obesity
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  • Sleep in a posture incorrect
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  • Have large tonsils

Types of apnea

The rate of apnea and hypopnea, that is, how many stops breathing we have to every hour throughout the night, is usually larger than 10 seconds , although this can vary according to the type of apnea you have, such as:


  • Soft : between 5 and 15 apneas per hour
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  • Moderate : between 15 and 30 apneas per hour
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  • Serious : when you spend 30 apneas per hour

The researchers noted that they focused on tumors of the lung, kidney and skin to know the effect of hypoxia, growth, malignancy and spread of the immune system.

They added that after experiencing the animals, found that those who presented with intermittent hypoxia were more likely to the growth, invasion and spread (metastasis) of the three types of tumor, especially in the lung.