Originally Published on sleepfoundation.org. Click Here to read the full article.
Snoring is estimated to affect 57% of men and 40% of women in the United States. It even occurs in up to 27% of children.
These statistics demonstrate snoring is widespread, but its severity and health implications can vary. Snoring can be light, occasional, and unconcerning, or it may be the sign of a serious underlying sleep-related breathing disorder.
Knowing the basics about snoring — what causes it, when it’s dangerous, how to treat it, and how to cope with it — can facilitate better health and eliminate a common cause of sleep complaints.