Snoring is defined as partial obstruction by the tongue of the airway. Sleep apnea is complete obstruction of the airway which lasts at least 10 seconds and occurs at least 6 times per hour. Less than 5 episodes per hour of cessation of breathing is considered normal. Above 30 events per hour is considered severe.
Don’t feel bad, It’s more common than you think…
45% snore occassionally
25% habitually snore
More common in men
It effects your partner
You don’t get the quality of rejuvenating sleep
Increases hypertension and high blood pressure (enlargement of the heart)
Increases risk of heart attack and stroke
Increase risk of weight gain
It can affect job performance
Increase risk of traffic fatalities
Sleep apnea means you will leave this planet earlier than you should!
It is very real threat to your vitality and longevity.
What causes it?