The Causes of Snoring

Snoring is a very common problem affecting 20% of men and 5% of women at the age of 35, increasing in the over 60’s to up to 50% of men and 30% of women. Although snoring is often treated as a bit of a joke, it can be the cause of extremely serious problems for both health and relationships. Sleepiness is a particular problem for snorers and their partners. If you are sleepy it is more likely that you will have a road accident and your performance at work may well suffer.

People who snore may have sleep apnoea where the person stops breathing for short periods during sleep. This brings additional risks of heart disease and high blood pressure.

The common causes of snoring