What Causes Snoring?
Snoring is a noise made by the vibration of tissue in your upper airway, which includes your mouth, nose and the back of your throat.
Try this: Tilt your head back, open your mouth and pretend that you’re gargling. Feel that flutter at the back of your throat? That’s your soft palate, which is believed to be a significant contributor for the more than 80% of people who can’t stop snoring.1
One in four people have a problem with chronic snoring2 and can’t stop snoring on their own. If you live with one of them, you know their problem can be your problem too. Eventually, lack of sleep can cause the snorer or bed partner to sleep in a different room. Losing sleep is more than just a frustrating inconvenience.
Getting enough sleep each night is crucial to our health and well-being. On average, the bed partner of a snorer loses at least an hour of sleep per night3, and that takes its toll on a healthy lifestyle. Sleep deprivation can compromise the immune system and lead to low energy, decreased productivity and muddled thinking. Chronic snoring can even be a sign of a more serious health problem, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Are you or your bed partner experiencing:
- The need to sleep in separate rooms?
- Strained relationships and reduced intimacy?
- Daytime sleepiness and decreased productivity?
- Diminished mental and emotional health?
- Slower reaction time, increasing the risk of accidents?
- Weight gain?