Brits who snore could get £156 in DWP benefits every week

Snoring could mean you have a medical condition that will entitle you to benefits
Brits who snore could be eligible for DWP benefits because of a ‘hidden health condition’ covered by the Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

According to experts, some people with sleep apnea could claim up to £156 a week from the government.

PIP is a benefit paid to people with long-term physical or mental health conditions of disabilities.

You may be eligible for the payment even if you are working or already receive other benefits.

Around 3 million Brits receive PIP, but many more may not realise they qualify for the cash.

A number of so-called “hidden health conditions” make you eligible for the money including anxiety, depression, diabetes and hearing loss – as well as snoring, or sleep anea.

There are multiple different kinds of sleep apnea, but the most common one is called obstructive sleep apnea.

Snoring could be a huge sign of this as it often happens when the muscles in the back of your throat relax too much to allow for normal breathing.

This condition has been linked to obesity and getting older and causes breathing to stop and start while you sleep.

Across the UK, there are around 2,217 people who are claiming support for sleep apnea and conditions of the upper respiratory tract, reports Kent Live.

There are lots different symptoms linked to sleep apnea but some of the most obvious are loud snoring and abrupt awakenings followed by gasping and choking.

Night time sweating, morning headaches, high blood pressure and a decreased libido are also huge tell-tale signs.

Without treatment, it can cause high blood pressure, increase the chances of having a stroke and lead to depression.

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