Snoring Amazing facts

25 Amazing and Interesting Facts about Snoring | Amazing Facts 4U 

  1. You snore when the flow of air as you breathe makes the tissues in the back of your throat vibrate.
  2. Snoring itself is actually benign and harmless but it may indicates several other disorders.
  3. About half of people snore at some point in their lives.
  4. The 3 main reasons for snoring are: being overweight, smoking and drinking alcohol.
  5. People become more susceptible to snoring as they age. Irrespective of their age, people cannot really hear themselves snoring.
  6. Snoring can be hereditary running into families.
  7. Sleeping on your back may make you more likely to snore. Sleep on the sides.
  8. You are advised to sleep without a pillow as pillows can contribute to airway obstruction by bending your neck out of alignment.
  9. People who snore loudly are more likely to be overweight
  10. About 40 percent of adult men and 24 percent of adult women are habitual snorers.
  11. Sedatives, drugs and alcohol etc can either lead to the pulling back of tongue in the throat or lax muscles or both leading to snoring.
  12. Nasal congestion caused by allergies and cold can also lead to snoring. Such conditions lead to vacuum creation in throat and thereby increases airflow, which in turn leads to snoring.
  13. Tumors and/or cysts in throats can also lead to snoring.
  14. Deviated septum or other structural deformities of nose can also lead to snoring.
  15. Don’t drink alcohol within three hours of bedtime. Also avoid sedatives and antihistamines, especially at bedtime to prevent snoring.
  16. Stop smoking which causes nasal and lung congestion, a major cause of snoring.
  17. Snoring can also indicate a serious disease known as OSA or Obstructed Sleep Apnea. During sleep there may be episodes when the airway is obstructed in throat and breathing stops for about ten seconds and then you make a snorting sound and wake up, leading to diminished number of hours of sleeping. OSA can happen several hundred times in a single night’s sleep.
  18. During snoring, the tissues that vibrate can swell up. This will in turn block the airway and and may lead to OSA episodes.
  19. SUS or socially unacceptable snoring referring to loud snoring which is preventing the sleep of bed partner or roommate.
  20. Amazingly snoring sound is equivalent to the sound created by pneumatic drill. The sound ranges between 50 and 100 Decibells.
  21. Fact is elevating the bed head by about by 12 to 18 inches may prevent the tongue from falling back in throat and thus prevent snoring.
  22. If obstructed nasal passage is causing snoring, it can be cured by using nasal strips. The strips are put on the nasal bridge. It looks like adhesive bandage on the bridge. Nasal strips clear nasal passages and stop snoring.
  23. An oral appliance is a small plastic device that fits in your mouth over your teeth while you sleep that stops you from snoring. The device prevents the airway from collapsing by holding the tongue in position or by sliding your jaw forward so that you can breathe when you are asleep.
  24. Snoring can be treated through surgery called Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty wherein tissues are removed to widen the airway. This is a very invasive surgery not to be taken lightly as it can lead to formation of scar tissue and severe sleep apnea.
  25. People who snore regularly are five times more likely to develop hypertension, stroke and cardiac diseases compared to people who snore occasionally.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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