Snoring is more common in people with chronic bronchitis, according to a study conducted by researchers at Korea University Ansan Hospital in Ansan, Korea.
The study of 4,270 individuals, which appears in the January 28 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, found that those who said they snored six to seven nights a week were 68% more likely to develop chronic bronchitis than those who stated that they never snored. Chronic bronchitis was 25% more likely to occur in people who snored five times a week or less. Chronic bronchitis is often caused by smoking or exposure to lung-irritating substances such as dust or chemical fumes.
The study suggested that the vibrations caused by snoring lead to inflammation in the airways. Another reason given was that the airways first become inflamed, causing snoring and sleep apnea.
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