It’s useful to question yourself `am I snoring?` and `am I snoring loud?` Many people aren’t aware of the snoring volume norm or the meaning of loud snoring. To find out more, here are 5 reasons why people snore loudly.
Why do I snore?
Usually, we don’t see snoring as a problem until it affects our life directly or, at least, at second hand (when people who live with us snore). When faced with snoring a lot of questions hit our head: ‘why have I started snoring?’, ‘why do I snore so loud when I sleep?’, ‘why is my snoring so annoying for other people?’, etc.
Snoring is the vibration of the airflow, so why don’t we snore when we’re awake?,While you sleep, the throat muscles relax, the tongue falls backward, and the throat becomes narrow. So, when we breathe in and out, the walls of the throat begin to vibrate.
Snoring that is about 58 to 68 dB is unlikely to damage hearing. by contrast, a large truck or chainsaw one meter away is 95 dB. But such levels may be difficult for bed partners to sleep through!
Why people snore loudly
You shouldn’t be a snorer to wonder ’why do people snore so loudly?’ because snoring is a common problem, for both, the snorers and their partners. To be aware of what makes you snore so loud, here are 5 ’why’s’ some people snore loud and sometimes very loudly.
- With age, our throat muscles become less elastic and soft. It usually causes prolonged and loud snoring. That’s why older people are more likely to snore. Also, it causes sleep disruptions and can lead to fragmented and un-refreshing sleep.
- Sleep position. If you found your partner snoring loudly while sitting, wrong sleep position is the answer to why does he snore so loud. Sleeping on your back aggravates snoring, blocks airways and lead to obstructive sleep apnea. Sleeping on the side is considered to be the best position for restful sleep.
- The link between OSA and snoring volume hasn’t been systematically investigated but some studies show the correlation between snoring intensity and OSA exists. OSA is closely associated with serious diseases, like arterial hypertension, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and stroke.
- Loud snoring can be hereditary. Having a low, thick soft palate can narrow your airway. The more narrow, the more forceful the airflow becomes.
- Bad habits. Loud snoring volume is more common among people who smoke, consume too much alcohol before bedtime, eat junk food and don’t move enough. Fat people snore because they have extra tissues in the back of their throats that may narrow their airways. Alcohol is an antioxidant that relaxes throat muscles and decreases your natural defenses against airway obstruction.
Most of these questions can be answered with the help of the Goodsomnia app? If you noticed your snoring has become so loud lately, you can download the app. It will track your snoring and give a picture of what is going on when you close your eyes and go to bed.