4. Your mom or dad was a big time snorer
Did you have a parent growing up who snored? While you can’t inherit snoring, a lot of the symptoms of snoring, like high blood pressure, hypertension, heart disease, or diabetes, might be things you’re predisposed to. In addition, sleep apnea triggers the sympathetic nervous system, responsible for your body’s “fight or flight” response. Since your body thinks it’s in an emergency situation over a prolonged period of time, your body’s cells do not use its energy source, glucose, as easily—causing your organs and metabolism to degenerate. This is how low oxygen levels can trigger health complications.