of the mandible, especially backward, may accentuate breathing problems
YOU HAVE A QUIET SLEEP OR ARE YOU A SNORER, TOO?
from the fact the the noisy nocturnal sound produced by a snorer
is maddling for a couple relation, snoring is not a rare problem
today: indeed, 60% of men and 40% of women above 60 are snorers.
These percentage rates drop to 10% and 5%, respectively, in thirty-year-old
individuals. According to the latest scientific studies on this
question, snoring - in less young people - would entail a high risk
factor for their overall health. Furthermore, it was proven that
this type of trouble might reduce even severely a snorer's lifetime
DIFFERENT SNORING FORMS
with no breathing suspension (apnea) certainly disturbs sleeping
patterns, but is not harmful. However, sleep conditions considered
as "hazardous" are characterized by temporary breathing suspensions
followed by wheezes or noisy sounds of snoring due to breath resumption
WHAT CAUSES SNORING?
noisy sound of snoring is caused by vibration of the temporarily
relaxed musculature of the upper airways: the soft palate and the
oropharyngeal mucosae are vibrating. During sleep, the tongue musculature
may completely collapse posteriorly into the pharynx, thus causing
an obstruction for a few seconds: this will produce a total breathing
suspension. In overweight persons of both sexes, even in young age,
fat accumulation causes narrowing of the airways, resulting in :