About 75 million Americans are habitual snorers.

Habitual snoring occurs in approximately 40 % of men (50 million) and 20% of women (25 million). We now know that snoring is not harmless—one of every three snorers develops high blood pressure (hypertension), a major health risk and a primary factor in the development of cardiovascular disease.

Snoring is defined as turbulent breathing during sleep, which can occur when any area of the airway is narrowed. That could be due to an abnormality in the nose, palate, tonsils, tongue, or jaw. For example, chronic nasal infections or allergies can cause snoring, due to inflammation, swelling, and mucus that obstruct the nose.

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