Why Snoring is Dangerous
There are many dangers associated with snoring, but one of the most common problems is the increased risk of asthma attacks. When you snore, air flowing through your nose and mouth goes up and up in the airways and is trapped in the chest cavity. The lungs will try to compensate by expanding or contracting, and that is what can cause asthma attacks. As a result, people who snore a lot may have a hard time getting enough air through their lungs in order to keep themselves healthy.
Studies on how snoring helps asthma symptoms have been published in the medical literature since the 1970's, but it is important to know that the findings vary from study to study. What we know for sure is that snoring does not reduce the risk of asthma attacks in children. It is important to remember that if your child is experiencing a severe asthma attack, the symptoms are not related to snoring, but may be related to a food allergy.
Snoring has some advantages over other sleep methods, but they don't make it any better or worse. Most people want to go to sleep.