Fast facts to help you stop snoring!
How much you snore has a lot to do with your age, sex, weight, health and fitness. Even if you feel everything is against you, there is still plenty of help around to end your snoring problem.
Snoring is the sound of your sleep-disordered breathing. Snoring happens when all these factors conspire to block the airways at the back of your nose and throat. Nightly snoring is proof that your body needs help to break through this blockage.
Factors that make your snoring worse
Age: As you get older, the muscles that should hold your airways open whilst you sleep get weaker. With weaker muscle tone, the soft skin at the back of your throat is more prone to collapsing into your airways.
Sex: Problem snoring is a factor of life for 1 in 3 men and 1 in 10 women. By the time you have reached 60, you have a 50% chance of problem snoring if you are male and a 30% chance if you are female.
Weight: Men especially tend to put on weight around their neck and chest. Extra weight puts extra pressure on tired airways causing them to collapse. If your collar size is 16 inches or more, you are more likely to need help to stop snoring.
Your unique features: Physical obstructions in the mouth and nose can make for difficulty breathing and can cause snoring. If you feel there might be a bodily reason behind your snoring, you should visit your doctor.
Fitness: Muscle tone is what keeps your airways open whilst you sleep. Keeping fit tones up all your muscles and improves the way your body gets vital oxygen to your brain and other organs whilst you sleep.
Health: Loud and sudden snoring is a symptom often associated with the medical condition, sleep apnoea*.
Help your body beat your snoring problem - Looking after your body is the best way to beat your problems with snoring. Snoreeze snoring relief aids are specifically designed and formulated to help your body to stop snoring. Enjoy the restful, snore-free night you need to be at your best in the morning with Snoreeze nasal and throat sprays, lozenges and oral tabs. For very loud snoring try Snoreeze's most effective product, the Snoreeze Oral Device.
*Sleep apnoea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound. If you suspect you have OSA, we recommend you see your doctor.