Why Do Over-Fat People Snore?

Lori Boxer
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When you are over-fat, fat build ups on the inside of the throat which can partially block your airway. When you sleep, the extra fat tissue puts pressure on the structures of the throat. This leads to further constriction.


Additionally, excess body fat has an effect on your muscles. This is true for both internal and external fat, and the effect is the same: All of that extra weight that doesn’t support itself saps the strength from your muscles.


Also, all of the tissues in the throat become softer when you’re overweight. When you add softened tissues and loose muscles to partial blockage and extra pressure on the airway, you’re almost guaranteed to snore.


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A little snoring here and there never hurt anyone. But obesity and snoring is a dangerous combination that very often leads to OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea), a sleep related breathing disorder that causes your body to actually stop breathing during sleep. OSA occurs when the tissue in the back of the throat collapses and blocks the airway. And, remember what I stated earlier: All of the tissues in the throat become softer when you’re overweight.


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