Snoring

Snoring isn’t just noisy. It’s preventing you from getting a good night’s sleep and feeling rested in the morning.

45%

 adults snore occasionally 

25%

adults snore regularly (and disruptively)

#1

cause of sleep deprivation is snoring

What causes snoring?

Snoring can be caused by a number of things. It could be as simple as the anatomy of your mouth and sinuses. It could also be from alcohol consumption, weight gain and sleep deprivation.

 

When we fall into a deep sleep, our throat muscles relax, which can partially block our airways. The more narrowed the airway, the more forceful the airflow becomes, and the louder the snoring. 

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Snoring or Sleep Apnea?

Lots of people snore, so it’s easy to see why some people ignore it. The problem is, snoring isn’t always just snoring. It can be an indication that something more serious is happening, like sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder that obstructs your airways and involuntarily pauses your breathing for brief periods of time.

Snoring

Sleep Apnea

Signs you might have Sleep Apnea

Gasping for air at night

Morning headaches

People tell you that you stop breathing

Restless sleep

Chest pain at night

Difficulty concentrating

High blood pressure

Excessive daytime sleepiness​

Gasping or choking at night

Sore throat upon awakening

Your snoring is so loud it's disrupting your partner's sleep​

Dad on couch feeling sleepy around kids

When to seek treatment

Everyone snores from time to time, but when it’s chronic, you should seek medical advice. Not only because it’s disruptive to your (and your family’s) sleep, it’s also a sign of a larger health issue. We’ll figure out why you’re snoring and recommend the best way to resolve it, so everyone gets the rest they need.

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