Urocare® Straps & Leg Bag Holders
#6200 Urocare® Anti-Snoring Strap
What is Snoring?
Snoring is a harsh or some times rattling noise that is usually produced during deep sleep. The sound is produced when air inhaled through the
mouth vibrates the tissue in the roof of the mouth near the throat. As the soft tissue vibrates, the lips, cheeks, and nostrils can also vibrate,
making the sound even louder. Almost everyone snores occasionally, but men usually snore more often than women and children. Everyone knows this
problem, as snorers themselves or as involuntarily listeners. In either case, the results are undesirable.
Is Snoring is Unhealthy?
An estimated one in every 30 to 50 adults
has sleep apnea, a
condition in which breathing is repeatedly interrupted during
sleep. In one form of sleep apnea, called obstructive sleep
apnea, the muscles that hold open the airway relax, causing the
breathing passage to collapse. When oxygen levels in the blood
become too low, the person wakes briefly to take a gasping
, which sounds like a loud snort. People with this condition
don't remember these short awakenings and often assume that they
have slept through the night. As a result they may not understand
why they develop excessive daytime sleepiness.†
Snoring is Bad for the Heart
Due to a lowered oxygen supply, the heart must
work harder. For persons with heart disease, snoring
can be dangerous. An increased demand on an
unhealthy heart causes the heart to beat quickly
so that it wakens the person sleeping. The person often finds themselves drenched in sweat with a heart beating rapidly. Excessive palpitation is often
attributed to dreaming, but that is not usually the case. The actual cause is snoring.