Key facts about snoring

If you snore – especially if you snore loudly – you know how disruptive it can be. You disturb your neighbours when you fall asleep on airplanes or in theatres. Your bed partner complains they can’t sleep and banishes you to the spare room or the sofa. In fact, 95% of snorers say that their snoring bothers their partner.1

And it plays havoc with your sleep as well, whether your realise it or not. Snoring means you may not get the amount of oxygen you need for a healthy night’s sleep. And you know what happens when you don’t sleep well: you’re tired, listless, even grumpy.

Loud, bothersome snoring can have other, less obvious side effects, too. Snorers are 1.6 times more likely to develop high blood pressure within 4 years2 of beginning to snore. There are risks of other cardiovascular diseases as well.



Not all snorers have OSA, but almost everyone who has OSA… snores

If this wasn’t bad enough, snoring is also the primary indicator4 of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), which is the most common form of sleep apnoea. Snoring and sleep apnoea are linked at an alarming rate — 3 in 10 men and nearly 2 in 10 women who are habitual snorers also suffer from some degree of obstructive sleep apnoea.5 Sleep apnoea prevents you from getting the healthy sleep you need to lead a refreshed, energetic life.

Clinical studies show that people with untreated sleep apnoea run greater health risks:

So if you snore, or suspect you snore, consider it a sign that something might not be right. Take our short sleep apnoea quiz or contact us to find a sleep testing facility near you.

Remember: Snoring can’t be cured, but it can be controlled. An oral appliance like ResMed’s Narval CC™* successfully stops loud snoring in almost 9 of 10 people who use it.9

 

References

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    A +A Healthcare study undertaken with 95 patients who wore Narval CC (Equinoxe in France) in 2011.

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    Peepard,T. Prospective study of the association between sleep-disordered breathing and hypertension. N Engl J Med, 342 (2000), pp. 1378-1384.

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    Marin JM, Carrizo SJ, Vicente E, Agusti AG. Long-term cardiovascular outcomes in men with obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea with or without treatment with continuous positive airway pressure: an observational study. Lancet 2005; 365: 1046-53.

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    Meslier N, Racineux JL. Ronflement et syndrome de haute résistance. Rev Mal Respir 2004 ; 21 : 2S35-2S42.

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    Young T et al. The occurrence of sleep-disordered breathing among middle-aged adults. N Engl J Med 1993; 328(17):1230–5.

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    Peker Y, Carlson J, Hedner J. Increased incidence of coronary artery disease in sleep apnoea: a long-term follow-up. Eur Respir J. 2006 Sep;28(3):596-602.

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    Peepard T. Prospective study of the association between sleep-disordered breathing and hypertension. N Engl J Med 342 (2000), pp. 1378-1384.

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    Ellen et al. Systematic review of motor vehicle crash risk in persons with sleep apnea. J Clin Sleep Med. 2006 Apr 15;2(2):193-200.

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    Vecchierini MF & al. A custom-made mandibular repositioning device for obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome: the ORCADES study. Sleep Med. 2016 Mar;19:131-40. doi: 10.1016.

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