snoring and IOP

Does snoring increase IOP ?

Submitted by Kay Alison McLeish on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 6:43am

I wonder if snoring can increase IOP?. Snoring is known to be associated with an increase in cortisol levels ( which correlates to IOP)- as well as an increased risk of diabetes, stroke and hypertension. Also; according to articles I've read here, it seems that IOP may be centrally set ( by the brain ) and that the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems are partly regulated by the way air is taken in through the nostrils- there is a cycle of roughly an hour whereby one nostril is more dominant; which corresponds to the way the hemispheres relate to the different nervous systems.

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