It is estimated that there are more than one billion men and women all over the world that are suffering from problems with snoring due to a blockage of the airway or nasal passages.
Just in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany alone, it is estimated that there are more than 70 million men and women that snore.
There have been numerous physicians and specialists involved in an extensive amount of research in regard to snoring and problems it causes. Some of the results of this research indicate that only 5% of women snore, as compared to 25% of men.
Even more interesting is as much as 40% of all women and 60% of all men snore by the time they reach the age group of 60 and over.
One of the reasons there is such a big difference in the amount of men and women that snore has to do with the size of a man’s neck. While not always, this is often a problem that results from being overweight.
It is a common fact that most men have necks that are quite a bit larger than a woman. Having more tissue in the throat will naturally lead to a higher likelihood of snoring.
Of the women that snore, a large number of them are shorter than other women and they are usually overweight. The uvula in women is smaller than that of a man, which decreases their likelihood of snoring.
Another reason less women snore than men is because their air passages are larger and their necks are smaller. While a lot of people are not aware of this, men will usually snore from both their mouth and their nose, and women will usually snore from their nose.
When looking at children that snore, there are actually as little as 6% of all children that have problems with snoring.
In a majority of these cases, the culprits that is usually responsible for the snoring is problems that are associated with the adenoids and the tonsils.