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A Few More Interesting Snoring Facts

Are you trying to stop snoring? Do you pause and pore over every cure snoring article you find? Well, since the other articles are mainly concerned with scary things like sleep apnoea and heart disease, we thought it would be nice to give you some interesting titbits this time around.

- There are over 300 registered patents in the United States for products that claim to cure snoring.
- A doctor who treats patients with severe snoring problems is called an otorhinolaryngologist, also known as an ear, nose and throat doctor.
- Snoring sounds have the same decibel range as a pneumatic drill.
- Snoring can be hereditary - nearly 70% of snorers have a familial link.
- The louder you snore, the more likely you are to be overweight.
- More than 1,000 studies of sleep deprivation have been published during the past 100 years and a lot of these were based on snoring related sleep deprivation.
- Snoring occurs only in non-REM sleep.
- REM sleep occurs usually 90 minutes after falling asleep and last 2 hours a night.
- The Guinness book of world records has a Melvin Switzer holding the title of the loudest snore recorded. It peaked at 88 decibels, the same as a revving motorcycle at full throttle.
- The top 5 foods to help you to stop snoring are soy milk, honey, fish, olive oil and tea.
- Incompetent tone of palatal, lingual, and pharyngeal muscles, are the cause of most adult snoring.
- In children snoring is almost always caused by the tonsils and adenoids.
- Neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and myasthenia contribute to snoring.
- Almost all that is known about sleep and snoring was found out in the last 25 years.

Who knew that snoring facts could be so interesting?

Snoremate - 06 Sep 2010