When we sleep our muscles relax. The upper airway can be narrowed by the soft tissue of the throat and tongue. Each breath makes the airway vibrate which produces a snoring sound. This happens most commonly if you sleep on your back. Snorers are often unaware of their snoring but may also suffer from a dry mouth, hoarseness or a sore throat. Long-term physical and psychological well-being can also be noticeably affectedNever having a good night’s sleep can lead to daytime fatigue, loss of concentration, reduced performance, less resistance to stress and irritability.
Heavy snoring in particular can be associated with serious health problems. Current studies indicate that habitual snoring can damage the heart and cervical arteries and so increase the risk of heart disease or stroke. It is therefore important to take appropriate early measures and also to consult a doctor.