Snoring and Your Weight

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Snoring can also be caused by weight gain. When you put on a few extra pounds, you may notice it in your face, belly, and legs, but your size is also increasing in places that are less obvious, including your nose, throat, and tongue. As you gain weight, you are also building layers of fat around the airway, decreasing its diameter. Any small change in your airway will greatly reduce its surface area. This causes your lungs to pull hard during inhalation and push hard during exhalation to get air through, which again causes your palate to vibrate, leading to the noise of snoring.

People who suffer from snoring can also be overweight, as defined by their body mass index (BMI). This is a standard measurement that determines what your optimal body weight range should be. Many people who snore and sleep less than 7 hours per night have high BMIs,
and are more likely to be obese than those who sleep peacefully through the night and do not complain of snoring or sleep apnea.

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