5 unknown reasons why you snore
First, the age. It is well known, snoring increases with age, and especially with the aging of the body. Thus, it is estimated that over 40% of adults over 50 years of age snore on a regular basis.
Secondo, sex. In any case, this was revealed by a study published by the brand of Withings connected objects, in 2018, on the occasion of the national day of sleep. The report revealed that although it is true that men generally snore more than women, they would exceed them after 75 years. In fact, up to the age of 60, men snore on average 7 minutes and 30 minutes per hour, compared to 6 minutes for women. But after 75 years, they exceed them with a score of 7 minutes per hour for women, against 6 minutes for men.
Still according to this Withings survey, the BMI would also be a snoring factor. Thus, people with a BMI greater than 30 would be 3 times more likely to be "big snorers" than those who have a BMI of 25.
The dorsal position
You were explained in a previous article about the solutions to try before offering earplugs to your spouse, the lateral position. And for good reason, lying on your back compresses the airways and promotes snoring. So try to sleep on your side or on your stomach or tilt your mattress sideways.
Another enemy of sleep - and snoring - is alcohol. And for good reason, "alcohol decreases muscle tone"explains Dr. Jean-Noël Prevost, sleep specialist doctor at the University Hospital of Caen, Le Figaro. "Which can cause snoring, even in people who are not prone to it in ordinary times", completes Jagdeep Bijwadia, a specialist in internal medicine, sleep medicine and pulmonology at the Huffington Post. The alcohol is therefore stopped at least two hours before the fires are extinguished.
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