What is Snoring?
Snoring happens when a person’s breathing is obstructed while they sleep. However, snoring could also be a symptom of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) – a more serious ailment linked to cardiac death.
There are plenty of different signs to indicate whether a person snores – but these symptoms also point to a snorer’s general health issues. Snoring has been linked to symptoms such as tiredness, morning headaches, irritability, dry mouth, and relationship difficulties, to name a few examples.
Studies have shown that snoring presents a bigger risk factor for stroke and cardiac arrest than smoking, being overweight, and having high cholesterol. While being a snorer may not always adversely affect the sufferer, it’s usually those around them who experience sleep disturbance caused by snoring.