Snoring and sleep apnea: Good reasons to stop smoking!

Risk factor smoking: Why it is useful to avoid cigarettes in relation to snoring and sleep apnea.

Everyone knows that smoking is unhealthy. It puts a strain on the lungs and increases the risk of developing cancer. But smoking has other side effects.

Short and sweet:

  • Smoking causes nasal congestion and breathing through the mouth increases snoring. As a result, smokers snore longer and louder than non-smokers.
  • Smoking also causes airway inflammation, which can lead to water retention and narrowing of the airways.
  • Even if it has not yet been clearly proven that smoking causes sleep apnea, the dangerous sleep apnea is often more severe in smokers. 
  • In addition, smokers are often affected by sleep apnea much earlier in life. 

Conclusion: There are many good reasons for quitting smoking. Sleeping sensibly, snoring less and reducing the risk of severe sleep apnea are just a few more.

If you want to know if you are at risk for sleep apnea, you can easily use the Snorefox app. Snorefox uses the mobile phone microphone to analyze your nocturnal snoring and breathing sounds in order to identify breathing pauses. In most cases these are undetected, so it is worth analyzing.

The first medical snoring app to measure your sleep apnea risk
Snorefox is freely available in the App Store.
You can determine your sleep apnea risk by upgrading to Snorefox Med. You can get this within the app for €49.99.

frequently asked Questions

How does Snorefox detect dangerous sleep apnea?

Snorefox detects breathing irregularities and respiratory events through intelligent audio analysis of snoring and breath noise patterns. In other words: Snorefox analyzes your snoring and at the same time carries out a risk check to determine whether there are dangerous breathing stops during sleep. Snorefox shows you the result of the analysis in a simple traffic light scheme. In this way, Snorefox quickly provides orientation as to whether a doctor's visit is necessary. 

What happens to my data?

Snorefox ensures the highest data protection requirements through pseudonymized data processing. What does pseudonymous data processing mean? At the moment of registration, Snorefox converts your email address into a code, and only this code is transferred to our server, with the aim that the generated analytics can be assigned to your cell phone. Thus, your email address remains unknown to us and is never stored on our server with the analytics.

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