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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!
A Kansas man has set the world record for having the largest tonsils.
During a recent tonsillectomy, doctors measured 21-year-old Justin Werner's tonsils to be 2.1 inches long, 1.1 inches wide, and 0.7 inches thick, "smashing" the old record, according to Guinness World Records.
Having his tonsils taken out was a life-changing experience for Justin as he suffered from chronic sore throats and an "epic" snoring problem. He says it would even affect his social life. "I’d be kind of quiet sometimes," Justin said. "If I talked too much in one day I’d have a sore throat the next day, and it wouldn’t be fun."
He at least got something out of his suffering! On June 22, he officially entered the Guinness Book of World Records, receiving a letter and certificate. He says, "I find it more humorous than anything."
As for his medical problems, Justin says that ever since his tonsils were taken out, he hasn't snored once.
Fantastic news! And, um, congrats on the world record!
[Image via Guinness World Records.]
Snoring is not funny.
Just ask Helena Bonham Carter, whose husband Tim Burton refuses to get an operation that would fix his deviated septum and prevent him from snoring and keeping her up at night.
The couple lives in London in two adjoining house, which allows them to spend some time apart if needed — Helena needs it when he snores.
"Tim does snore, and that's an element [of our living situation]. We've tried lots of remedies that don't work. He has a deviated septum and doesn't want an operation."
Unless there are other health issues involved, we don’t understand why Tim won’t get the surgery.
Let your lady sleep, honey.
[Image via Joe Kan/WENN.com.]