Snoring is the world’s most common sleeping disorder here are 10 facts about snoring:
1) Snoring affects men and women
Many people have the impression that it is only men that snore but in fact it does affect women also. In the UK there are approximately 15 million snorers with an average of 10.5 million being men and 4.5 being women.
2) How loud snoring can be the way it affects daily sleep
The sound of a snorer can range from 50dB to 100dB which is the equivalent to a pneumatic drill which if you imagine is not going to be pleasant sound when hearing it night after night. With the volume of snoring being so loud bed partners report that on average they only manage to get 3-5 hours sleep per night.
3) Main reasons for snoring
The three main reasons for snoring are being overweight, smoking and drinking alcohol
4) How snoring can lead to medical conditions
regular snorers are 5 times more like likely to suffer from high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke and type 2 diabetes than to those who do not snore and many people who do suffer from snoring there medical and physical conditions improve after being treated successfully for snoring.
5) The cause of snoring
The sound of snoring occurs due to obstructions blocking the free flow of air which goes into and out of the mouth and nose. The air is blocked and as a result the noise-filled the sound occurs by friction which causes vibrations during breathing which what makes the person snore.
6) Where the snoring comes from
It is founded that the majority of women who do suffer from snoring, snore through their noses where as men snore thorough their noses and mouths. It is believed that women are also more likely to seek treatment for snoring than men.
7) Reason behind why men are more likely to snore than women
The ration of women snoring to men is a lot smaller due to the fact that women have smaller necks and larger air passages and they have a much smaller uvula which reduces the likelihood of them snoring.
8) How constant snoring differentiates from occasional snoring
Some people are lucky to never snore only occasionally snore but there is a large amount of people who do snore all the time as a habit. Whether you are a regular or an occasional snorer it can be made more frequent and louder. This can occur by excess eating, completing little exercising smoking and sleeping on your back. Allergies and nasal stuffiness can also contribute to the severity of snoring
9) What is causing snoring?
Snoring is not just commonly caused by being overweight, smoking or lack of exercise you may also snore due to having sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can affect your health by leading to excessive day time sleepiness, irritability and frequent headaches.
10) How snoring in men and women can differ
It is stated that women who snore are less likely to snore as loudly as men as this is due to the smaller neck and large air way. It is also believed that men snore more often than women.
Chelsea Dinsdale works as a customer services executive at Tower Health in Nottingham, The UK distributor of the TheraSnore stop snoring device.