We all know a few people who seem to snore quite frequently and loudly, and maybe we are the ones guilty of that ourselves! Either way, whether we’re dealing with someone elses or the culprit ourselves, snoring is a common occurrence for many in their sleep, but does it have any impact on their health? In this article we’ll discuss snoring, its causes, and if it’s harmful.
When we sleep, the muscles in your body relax, including those in the mouth and throat. When relaxed enough, the tissues inside the throat can partially block the airway causing the snoring we all know. The more constricted this airway is, the louder the snoring becomes.
When you think about snoring in the way that it is literally restricting your airflow, it can be a bit scary to think of what that means for your health. Occasional snoring is perfectly fine and healthy, it is only if it is persistent and intense that you may be hurting your sleep quality as well as indicating potential sleep issues such as sleep apnea. For these situations it's important to discuss with your doctor what you can do to alleviate this.
We hope you found this information on snoring and whether it's healthy or not useful in your own life! At Fox Mattress, we craft all our mattresses right here in the USA, so you know you have a premium mattress to sleep on. Give us a call or visit our Holly Hills location to learn more about our premium offerings today!