Snoring or Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) are very commonly associated with insulin resistance of adult onset diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease from consuming too much high fructose corn sugar. OSA increases our “fight or flight” reaction or puts it into a constant “on” position to wear out our pancreas’s regulation of sugar and to create body wide inflammation (pain). This cascade of destructive chemical reactions in the body are initiated with repeated sleep arousals to a unconscious light sleep or complete awakening repeatedly throughout the night.
Anyone with diabetes, metabolic disease, or liver disease should be tested for OSA with a sleep study. Treatment would be a CPAP or a dental Mandibular Advancement Device.