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Man Calls 911 Because One-night-stand Was “snoring Like A Train”

Snoring: A New Tip-Off To Stroke and Heart Disease

The 41-year-old man could not sleep, accusing his female companion of snoring like a train. Benjamin Todd Duddles is the 41-year old from Waukesha, Wisconsin who called 911 with the pressing issue of a snoring woman who he invited in his home after a few drinks. The man, described as extremely intoxicated, just wanted to get some sleep, but because of the train-like snoring of his conquest, he decided to alert the police, according to Metro News . While on the phone with the 911 operator, Benjamin admits to drinking with his female companion, who was actually a neighbor, with whom Duddles had been hanging out. During the call, a snoring sound can be heard and the operator asks if the noise is made by the woman he is trying to remove from the bed. Benjamin replied yeah, she's snoring like a train. The Waukesha Police Department Report said caller stated he let her in and then [she] just went into his bed and fall asleep and is now snoring like a train and wants her out. The Police department sent a team of law enforcement officers to Duddles' home to see if they can fix his pressing issue. When faced with the police at his doorstep, the man confessed to drinking and having relations with the woman that was sleeping in his bed. The police officers told him that this was not a police issue he was advised this was not a police matter as he allowed her in. He was provided the comfort of his couch and [advised] to work the issue in the morning, the police report said according to Daily Star.
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Preeclampsia, left untreated, can be life-threatening to the mother and unborn child.It usually starts after the fifth month of pregnancy andcauses a pregnant woman's blood pressure to go up and the presence of protein in the mother's urine. This can significantlyaffect the placentaand the mother's liver, kidney and brain. Preeclampsia can cause seizures and is the second leading cause of death in pregnant women in the United States. It's also a leading cause of fetal complications including premature birth, low birth weight and stillbirth. There is no cure short of delivering the baby. The study, conducted by the University of Michigan, was the largest of its kind and the first to show that women who begin snoring after they become pregnant have a greater risk of getting high blood pressure and face significant risk to their cardiovascular health, sayslead author Louise O'Brien, an associate professor at the University of Michigan's Sleep Disorders Center. "What we found was that snoring during pregnancy was indeed strongly associated with gestational hypertension and preeclampsia," O'Brien told CNN. "That was after we had accounted for other known risk factors.
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However, this study cannot show that snoring directly caused the poorer delivery outcomes, as there could be other health or lifestyle factors not adjusted for that are involved in the relationship. In addition, in this study snoring was self-reported. It is possible that other women snored who were not aware of it (though the vast majority of women had bed partners, and only 2% of partners complained about snoring when women reported not snoring). This study cannot tell us whether, if there is a direct link between snoring and poor delivery outcomes, by what biological mechanism this may be. The researchers speculate that snoring leads to increase levels of inflammation which could affect the placenta leading to low birthweight. But this hypothesis needs further investigation.
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The researchers suggested that the damage could be due to the trauma and inflammation caused by the vibrations of snoring. However, previous research on the connection between sleep apnea and artery disease has found a reverse connection the arterial damage comes first, lowering the amount of oxygen in the blood, leading to breathing interruptions. It could be that thickening of the arteries is contributing to the snoring as well, not just the other way around. One more thing to pay attention to: The patients in the Henry Ford study were all between the ages of 18 and 50. Deeb, the studys lead author, hopes his research will lead people to treat snoring as a reason to visit the doctor and discuss cardiovascular health and stroke prevention. And he hopes doctors will now add snoring to the list of risk factors which currently includes high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and family history they use to initiate testing and treatment. Our study adds to the growing body of evidence suggesting that isolated snoring may not be as benign as first suspected, Deeb said in a statement.
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