As if we needed any more reasons to be afraid of cancer. Now we don't have to only worry during our waking hours… we can worry in our sleep!
A new study has found that people with nighttime breathing difficulties had a higher chance of developing cancer.
That means people who snore, people who have sleep apnea or other types of troubled breathing would have a higher risk of cancer.
People with severe sleep disordered breathing (SDB) had a 4.8 times higher chance of developing cancer. Those with moderate and low SDB had a 2 times more and 1.1 times more risk, respectively.
The researchers believe it's because of oxygen deprivation during the night. This can lead to the formation of new blood vessels, which can accelerate the growth of cancerous tumors.
So not only is snoring annoying, it's carcinogenic now. That's terrifying.
Good luck getting to sleep tonight. Sorry! LOLz!
Tags: cancer, health, scary, sleep apnea, sleep disordered breathing, snoring