7 interesting facts about snoring.
- There are 15 million snorers in the UK. 10.5 million men and 4.5 million women.
- Snoring is common but it is not normal.
- Snorers are 3 times more likely to suffer adverse health conditions than non-snorers.
- Snoring can be hereditary – nearly 70% of snorers have a familial link.
- Over one third of couples report disharmony within the relationship due to snoring.
- Bed partners of snorers physical and mental health improves significantly once the snorer has been treated successfully.
- Regular snorers are 5 times more likely to develop hypertension, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol than occasional snorers.
Source : British Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Association ,2009
What is snoring?
Snoring is caused when the soft tissues of the upper air way vibrates. When you are asleep the muscles of the upper airway tend to relax the soft tissues due to relaxation then vibrate which in turn causes the sound of snoring.
What causes snoring?
Statistical research has show that roughly 40% of the population snores. There are many factors related to what causes snoring such as: –
- Lifestyle– the chances of snoring can be increased after alcohol or sleeping tablets are taken and this is due to the extra relaxation caused by these substances.
- Being overweight – excess body fat can greatly increase the chances of you snoring.
- Physiology– as human beings we come in all shapes and sizes! So the shape of the airway in some people can make snoring more likely.
- Age – as a person gets older our throat muscles weaken, so the chances of snoring become increased, for example research show that in men aged 60 this increases to 60%
An anti-snoring device is created to reposition the jaw whilst you are sleeping, this in turn clears your airway to potentially eradicate snoring and help you to breathe more comfortably. These are comfortable devices that are custom made to fit you perfectly.