Snoring, a Universal Annoyance
Snoring is something that affects many Americans. While most children don't snore, the likelihood that a person will snore increases as they age. For those who share a bed with a loved one, snoring can become a problem in their relationship, sometimes causing them to end up sleeping in separate rooms. Even for those who sleep alone, snoring can cause sleep deprivation and increase the chance of some illnesses.
More than 90 million Americans snore—65% are men and 35% are women. Some studies have shown that as many as half of all people snore. While it's obvious that snoring will affect those who are sleeping nearby, the effects it can have on the snorer are less well-known. Multiple studies have shown a correlation between loud snoring and the risk of hearing loss, heart attack and stroke. Snoring can also be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea. This means that aside from keeping you from deep sleep, snoring may actually shorten your lifespan. There are many reasons for snoring, including:
Allergies | Colds | Stress | Smoking | Dry Air | Deviated Septum | Tonsils | Medications