6. Obstructive Sleep Apnea
People with snoring or obstructive sleep apnea have 10 times increase risk of Glaucoma. This could be related to decreased oxygen perfusion to the optic nerve during obstructed sleep when the muscles relax and airways collapse. For that same reason, people with obstructive sleep apnea have higher risk of hypertension, heart disease and stroke. It is advisable to get screened for Glaucoma if you know you or your loved ones have snoring or sleep problems.