Snoring is the hoarse or harsh sound that occurs when air flows past relaxed tissues in your throat, causing the tissues to vibrate as you breathe. Nearly everyone snores now and then, but for some people it can be a chronic problem. Sometimes it may also indicate a serious health condition.

Do You Know That?

According to divorce statistics, the two major leading causes of divorce, infidelity and financial issues, are followed by this sleep problem. This shouldn’t surprise you if you know that most couples end up sleeping in separate rooms because of snoring. Obviously, this rattling noise is a great nuisance, which is proven in some UK studies: 80%–90% of people sleeping with a snorer have trouble achieving REM sleep.

  • The average snorer snores between 50 and 65 decibels.
  • Jenny Chapman from Britain was recorded for snoring at a decibel of 111.6
  • 25% of people snore on a regular basis.
  • 37 million American adults regularly snore.
  • According to men snoring statistics, about 40% of men habitually snore, compared to 24% of women.
  • Snoring is the third leading cause of divorce in the US.
  • 56% of partners sleeping with a snorer claim that snoring has an adverse effect on their well-beings.
  • Consuming alcohol or other depressants can increase the risk of snoring.
  • Habitual snorers have a five-time higher risk of heart disease than those who snore only occasionally.
  • Daytime dysfunction is one of the most common adverse effects of snoring.

Symptoms of Snoring:

Snoring is often associated with a sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Not all snorers have OSA, but if snoring is accompanied by any of the following symptoms, it may be an indication to see a doctor for further evaluation for OSA:

  • Witnessed breathing pauses during sleep
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Morning headaches
  • Sore throat upon awakening
  • Restless sleep
  • Gasping or choking at night
  • High blood pressure
  • Chest pain at night
  • Your snoring is so loud it's disrupting your partner's sleep
  • In children, poor attention span, behavioral issues or poor performance in school

What Causes Snoring?

Snoring can be caused by a number of factors, such as the anatomy of your mouth and sinuses, alcohol consumption, allergies, a cold, and your weight.

When you doze off and progress from a light sleep to a deep sleep, the muscles in the roof of your mouth (soft palate), tongue and throat relax. The tissues in your throat can relax enough that they partially block your airway and vibrate.

Snoring Affect Relationship:

Snoring doesn’t just interfere with the snorer’s sleep. When it comes to couples, one person’s snoring often means sleep trouble for two.

And it isn’t only sleep that can suffer. Snoring can put great strain on relationships. A snoring problem often creates not only tiredness but also frustration and resentment between couples. It can interfere with sexual and emotional intimacy, and can push couples to sleep in separate bedrooms. 

Some Final Thoughts:

Although Snoring is not a critical disease but it will further developed into many mental and health problems. Besides, it will also affect people surroundings and because of lack of sleep will make you be very frustrated and tired during your day. If you are working in a high risk environment such as construction site, the tiredness will make you unable to have full focus on what you are doing. Therefore, you might put yourself in danger and you might die because of this. Having something to improve your sleeping and solve the snoring is very important to your and yours partner life.