Do Fat People Snore More?

Is it true that fat people snore more?
Is it true that fat people snore more?

The Question Is: "Do Fat People Snore More?"

Snoring is considered to be a sleep disorder and quite a few snoring cure techniques have been founded to help stop the habit. Snoring happens when the airway is obstructed and the soft tissues at the back of your throat vibrate. The muscles of the throat vibrate when you breathe but when your airway is obstructed, these vibrations stop resulting in snores. One of the reasons for snoring is overweight. So the answer for the question, do fat people snore more? is yes they do. Snoring can affect one life a lot, as it can result in lower energy levels and disturb people you live with. Snoring also tells you that there is a narrowing of the air passages during sleep.

Most fat people have double chins and these can press down on their throats, causing the snores. When this is the cause, losing weight will effectively stop the snoring problem. The total expenditure of calories by a person includes the energy spend during rest. According to a study, people who snore use up more calories than people who don’t snore. That is probably the only good thing about snoring. Snoring and disrupt the sleep patterns of the snorer and severe cases may also have sleep apnea which is a condition where the person doesn’t just snore but also stops breathing for up to ten seconds.

Snoring is a very common complaint among the families with overweight people. A lot of snoring devices are out in the market which will help you stop snoring. The most effective and long lasting one for a fat person would still be losing weight. If these devices which can be bought off the shelf don’t work, one should see a specialist. Snoring comes under one of the curable sleep disorders but if it includes sleep apnea which is more serious, a doctor’s study and treatment will be required.

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christine almaraz 7 years ago from colorado springs

Ha Ha Ha! So I guess the answer is "yes".


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nufoundglory 7 years ago from Asia Author

They "tend" to snore more, yeah. ;)


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Fat people do snore more, an informative hub and well mentioned of the snoring issues


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Anthony Binks 3 years ago from Northern Ireland

I am a snorer and I wouldn't say I am overweight but I have noticed that when I lose a wee bit the snoring eases. I have tried out other remedies etc but no luck. I agree with you on losing weight, it should be the first thing to try before seeing the doctor. Nice Hub, Thanks for sharing.


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Millionaire Tips 3 years ago from USA

A harsh but true fact - fat people do tend to snore more. Sometimes we need to see the blunt facts as they are.


Concerned scholar 2 years ago

You are making a mockery of journalistic integrity. Perhaps you consider yourself a "blogger" or something along those lines, but that is no reason to release a statement on a scientific inquiry without any concrete "peer reviewed" evidence. Not only are you lacking in actual evidence for your argument, but what you do have( which is little) is barely decipherable due to your despicable grammar and abuse of the English language. It's atrocious. And even though the subject matter which you tackled is interesting you just discussed it in a poor fashion. Perhaps, there is truth to the idea of overweight people being more prone to snoring, but represent that with scientifically observed data; such as, the effects of temperature and body heat on snoring activity. All I'm saying is you could have done better than this. However, I appreciate your willingness to voice your ideas on the web. My advice is just to do so with more substantive evidence. Otherwise you're just misinforming the public and contributing to a state of idiocracy.

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