Snoring can reach a volume of up to 80 decibels, making it comparable to the volume of a jackhammer. A snorer does not sleep as well as they might appear to. Science has been looking at this for some time now: When snoring, the bilateral carotid arteries are constantly vibrating. This causes long-term damage to the inner layer of these vessels, which are responsible for oxygen supply to the brain. Atherosclerosis can occur, there is risk of stroke. We have long known that snoring with apnea is a health risk. Irregular breathing stresses the body, which increases the insulin released, which increases insulin resistance and favours the development of diabetes.
In general, it is important to find out the individual causes of snoring. These can be diverse. When people snore, the causes are often anatomical. A cleft lip and palate, a deviated septum, enlarged tonsils, adenoids or sagging muscles in the nose and throat area hamper easy breathing. Other causes of snoring can be obesity, drugs, alcohol, and smoking.
Lack of sleep and disturbed sleep first have an impact on the psyche, on job performance and, ultimately, also on the quality of the relationship.