People who snore make a noisy, vibrating, rattling sound while they breathe during sleep. You may not even be aware that you snore but ask your bed partner. They can tell you!
- 48% of US adults report snoring
- 45% of normal adults snore at least occasionally
- 25% of normal adults are habitual snorers
Snoring is a common condition that can affect anyone, although it does occur more often in men. Snoring tends to get worse as you age, and it is also more common if you are overweight. If you are a habitual snorer, you are compromising your own sleep quality and health as well as disrupting the sleep patterns of those close to you.
Snoring can lead to serious health consequences
Frequent snoring can make you feel fatigued, drowsy and irritable. Snoring may be an indication of obstructed breathing and should not be taken lightly. If you snore nightly, you can be at risk for health problems that include high blood pressure and increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
Snoring may also be associated with another sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) which disrupts breathing while you sleep. In addition to compromising your rest at night, sleep apnea can significantly increase your chances of serious health problems.