Don’t ignore snoring
Snoring is more than a potential irritant to your partner. It can indicate health concerns.
Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, when breathing repeatedly stops and starts while you sleep. The Mayo Clinic says middle-aged and older adults face a greater risk of central sleep apnea. This occurs when your brain doesn’t send the correct signals to muscles responsible for breathing. See your doctor if you think you may have sleep apnea. They can offer treatment that can ease your symptoms and may prevent other issues.
Stress can affect people at any age, but it can be harder to manage over 50.
“First, your body can’t physically handle stress the same way it did when you were younger,” Hope Ricciotti, M.D., and Hye-Chun Hur, M.D., M.P.H., editors in chief at Harvard Women’s Health Watch, told Harvard Health. “Your heart and lungs may not have the capacity they once did, and your body may have a harder time recovering from stressful events. In addition, it may be more challenging to cope with stress mentally.”
To manage stress, Verywell Health says you can use methods such as meditation, cognitive puzzles and yoga.
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