Snoring in Adults
Snoring is common, sometimes serious, and usually treatable. Common
Surveys show that 40% of American adults snore frequently. The same factors that promote obstructive sleep apnea also promote snoring. These include weight gain, alcohol use, and certain types of jaw anatomy.Sometimes Serious
Snoring can be a sign that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is present. Thus, snoring should not be viewed lightly, nor treated as a joke.Two Patients
Snoring can also disrupt sleep in people nearby the snorer. The "snoring spouse syndrome" affects 20% of women in the United States.Treatable
A separate page reviews snoring treatments in adults.