Causes

Find out what is causing your snoring

Causes

Find out what is causing your snoring

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What is Snoring and How does it Happen?


Roughly 40% of men and 20% of women snore - that’s over 2 billion inhabitants of planet Earth. A snore is the sound of soft tissue in your upper airway vibrating due to interrupted airflow. Snoring is the result of a relaxed airway being obstructed,…

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What is Sleep Apnea?


Apnea simply means “no breathing”. Sleep apnea is a serious condition where your airway repeatedly closes during sleep, depriving you of oxygen until you gasp awake. It is a common misconception that all loud snorers have sleep apnea, but if you…

Age and Snoring


Why do you snore more as you get older? Do children and young adults snore? Snoring is linked with age but isn't just an old person problem. Increasing numbers of young people and even children find themselves snoring, or even gasping and choking…

Snoring with an Open Mouth


Mouth breathing is one of the most common causes of snoring. If you snore and frequently wake up with a dry mouth and sore throat, it’s likely that mouth breathing was the cause. Plenty of snorers have weak jaw muscles or excess weight on their…

Snoring Due to a Blocked Nose?


A blocked nose is one of the leading causes of snoring. Unblocking your nose can drastically reduce your snoring, but nasal obstruction has many causes and each have different remedies. Infection, allergies, pollution, drugs and the very shape of…

Snoring During Pregnancy


It is estimated that as many as 49% of pregnant women snore, many of them having never snored before. This goes against the rule that women naturally snore less than men. In the general population, around 20% of women across all ages snore, with…

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Sleeping Position and Snoring


Your sleeping position can greatly influence your snoring. Sleeping on your back makes you more likely to snore or experience sleep apnea. Side sleeping is one of the most basic and effective ways to reduce snoring When sleeping on your back, the…

A Guide to Hay Fever and Snoring


Given that up to 30% of us suffer from hay fever, it is possible that this seasonal pollen allergy could be playing a major role in your snoring. If it’s warm outside and your nose is blocked, follow our guide to see if hay fever is making your…

Overweight and Snoring: A Vicious Circle


Being a snorer and being overweight are interchangeably linked. In other words, obesity can cause snoring and snoring can cause obesity. Loud snoring is often a stepping stone towards sleep breathing disorders such as sleep apnea, and the link with…

Is Your Snoring Caused by a Dust Allergy?


If you struggle to breathe through your nose at night, you may not be surprised to learn that a blocked nose is one of the main causes of snoring. A blocked nose can often be brought on by an allergy, a likely cause of which is dust. Dust gathers in…