More about snoring and airmax

Snoring is a snorting and/ or grunting sound produced during sleep. The sound of snoring is sometimes so strong that a partner, family or in some cases even the neighbours suffer from it. Snoring is created by a restriction in the airway. It is caused by vibrations of the soft palate and other tissue in the mouth, nose & throat (upper airway). It can also be caused by turbulence inside the airway during inspiration. The turbulence is caused by a partial blockage that may be located anywhere from the tip of the nose to the vocal chords.


People of all ages can snore but snoring usually increases as one gets older. It is a known fact that elderly people snore more often and that the sound theyproduce is louder. The explanation for this phenomenon is that the mucosa thickens as one gets older, this is the result of accumulation in fat tissue. In addition, like the skin, the mucous membranes slacker in relation to getting older. In children around one out of ten (10%) snores. In adults this is about one out of five (20%) in men and one out of ten (10%) in women who snore every night. Snoring occurs most frequently between the age of thirty and forty years old. Snoring can also be hereditary, this is referred to as a hereditary narrow pharynx.

Causes of snoring


Snoring is increased by different circumstances, for example:

  • sleeping position (on the back)
  • a naturally long uvula and soft palate
  • fatigue
  • the use of alcohol
  • the use of sedatives and/or sleeping pills
  • smoking
  • being overweight
  • enlarged nostrils
  • narrowing of the nasal cavity


An ENT specialist can determine what makes you snore. He/she will ask you questions to check if any of the reasons listed above could be a possible cause for snoring. In addition, the ENT specialist may investigate the nose and the pharynx extensively with a flexible endoscope. Sometimes further tests like allergy tests or X-rays need to be used to determine the cause of the snoring. Snoring can be corrected by surgical or non-surgical treatments.

The positive effects of Airmax® in relation to snoring
Airmax® is an example of non-surgical, non-invasive treatment. Airmax® helps people who snore to breathe more freely through the nose. The mechanical widening has shown efficacy in increasing the airflow, which enables the air to go deeper into the lungs and provides more oxygen. 


Over the years, airmax users have shared their experiences with us about the airmax nasal dilator. Check out the experiences of these users.


Airmax® has been studied and tested extensively in scientific clinical research and is proven effective. Airmax ® is available through various pharmacies and in online webshops.


In addition to the positive effects that Airmax® has shown in snoring, the product is also suitable for use in other airway related conditions such as: AsthmaCOPDpulmonary fibrosisrespiratory allergysleep apnoea and nasal congestion due to a cold. Do you have any questions regarding this information please feel free to contact us.