Updated: Mar 2
Have you ever wondered why as you get older, your snoring tends to get worse?
And no, it’s not just your imagination!
Although snoring can occur at any age, getting older often contributes to its intensity as the body matures and experiences weight gain, decreased muscle mass and other external influences (such as alcohol).
While your own snoring is unlikely to bother you, sleeping next to someone who does can feel like the ground is shaking, costing you valuable sleeping time for recovery.
In fact, according to Dr Steven Park:
“It is estimated that by age 60, 60% of men and 40% of women snore. About 35% of habitual snorers are found to have obstructive sleep apnea. Therefore, a person who is over 60 and snores has a one in five chance that they may have obstructive sleep apnea.”
The more serious cases of obstructive sleep apnea have been found to accelerate a loss in cognitive ability, particularly when left untreated.
What can I do about it?
If you are a habitual snorer, you will have discovered by now that over-the-counter medication is ineffective, and that surgery will cost you an arm and a leg.
But there is a simple alternative and less invasive solution: a Superior Adjustable Bed.
You see, sleeping flat on your back is a common factor in sleep disordered breathing as it encourages the muscles and other tissues in your diaphragm to relax and therefore impede a steady airflow.
This is often overlooked, and yet our adjustable beds have proven for over 11 years to be a cost-effective option for minimising light to heavy snoring.
By raising the head above the lungs, there is a downward gravitational pull on your lower jaw, providing more open space for unobstructed airflow.
How can we help?
If you're concerned about your sleep performance, call us today and speak with one of our friendly Sleep Specialists. Our adjustable beds have helped thousands of Australians get the most rested night's sleep that they deserve and our dedicated customer care team are standing by to help you in any way that they can.
Call 1300 825 931 today.