It’s hard to find a person who doesn’t know about snoring. A milder synonym for ‘snore’ used in everyday life is ‘noisy breathing’. If you don’t face it directly, you may have people who snore in your surroundings.
Is it a serious problem? Sometimes it is. Loud, regular snoring can be related to a sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
For many people snoring doesn’t sound like a medical issue or medical word at all. Nevertheless, it’s hard to find an alternative in medical terminology for snoring. When doctors diagnose OSA, they can use ‘obstructed breathing’ as a medical name for ‘snoring’. No matter how you call it, this condition impedes your breathing and left untreated; it can bring about very unpleasant outcomes.
Is snoring a sleep disorder?
Snoring is not necessarily a sleep disorder. Loud sounds during sleep are disturbing either for you or your close ones. Ignoring them is not the way out, as it can contribute to the development of sleep disorders. Snoring is considered to be the main symptom of sleep apnea. If nighttime breathing pauses accompany your snore, restlessness in the morning, fatigue and drowsiness during the day, you may be dealing with a snoring disorder.
OSA doesn’t develop from anything. You can figure out its harbingers even at home. One of the easiest ways for outpatient diagnosis is a snore recording app which you can record all breathing pauses during the night, monitor the frequency and other snoring indicators and, finally, detect the probability of OSA. Self-monitoring is a perfect decision for people who are inclined to snoring diseases (smokers, overweight, menopausal women, etc.).
The loudest snoring ever
A cool feature of snoring apps is they show the intensity of snoring. It is measured in decibels (dB), and respectively can fix the loudest snore point during the night. Snoring intensity can range from mild (˂40 dB) to severe (over 60 dB). It varies depending on the severity and types of snoring disorders.
However, the loudest snore ever was recorded in the UK. Surprisingly, it was a 60-year-old woman. The level of her snoring reached 111 dB. Imagine a jet plane flying over you to understand how loud it was.
Want to check your snoring? Feel free to try our app Goodsomnia Lab. It will give a full report with many exciting indicators and recommendations about your snore.