Snoring is defined as an audible sound generated during sleep by the vibration of loose tissue in the upper airway. Snoring can range in volume from gentle heavy breathing to loud enough to shake the roof rafters. Statistically, approximately 20% of adults are chronic snorers and 45% are occasional snorers. As people age, snoring increases. Approximately 50% of adults over 60 are reported to snore.
A 2002 study found a link between people who snore and an increased risk for developing Type II diabetes – this was independent of body weight or a family history of diabetes. According to the Mayo Clinic, “many factors can cause a person to snore, the anatomy of your mouth and sinuses, alcohol consumption, allergies, a cold, or your weight, can all lead to snoring. 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. And, the more narrowed your airway, the more forceful the airflow becomes. This causes tissue vibration to increase, which causes your snoring to grow louder”.
Snoring can be indicative of a more serious health issue called sleep apnea. This is a condition in which the breathing passageway becomes completely obstructed during sleep and the individual partially awakens in order to get air – this can happen up to 100 times per night leading to exhaustion. Snoring can also be so loud for some individuals that it strains marriages and breaks up relationships. Serious snoring should not be ignored and the advice of medical professionals should be sought.
Orange Naturals Snoring complex can help provide relief for the symptoms and causes of snoring including swollen nasal passages, nasal obstruction and congestion.