It's the house that's causing my snoring!

It's the house that's causing my snoring!

Don't blame me - it's the house that's causing my snoring!

National Stop Snoring Week 19 - 24 April 2010

On-line interactive house to premier during
National Stop Snoring Week 2010

There are many reasons why people snore but one of the major contributors to snoring is nasal congestion caused by allergy. Nasal allergy or allergic rhinitis, affects 20-40% of the population. It is a condition in which the lining of the nose swells causing an obstruction in the airway. This makes breathing at night difficult and often leads to snoring.

There are many sources of allergy within the home that may lead people to snore. We may think the bedroom is the worst culprit with house dust mites running rampant within our mattresses, quilts and pillows. But in a typical home there are substances in every room that have the potential to cause allergy. Recent research even cited our pets as a cause of snoring as they increase airborne particles that encourage airway inflammation and spread infectious bacteria.

This year during National Stop Snoring Week, The British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association will be scrutinising our homes to demonstrate how our most innocent of possessions can be the cause of snoring.

Why not visit our interactive house where you will be taken through every room. Click on the icons to discover how your house can make you snore and learn more about how you can prevent it.

Please note: the interactive house will be available for an embargoed preview from Monday 1 March.

For further information please call Marianne Davey on 01737 245638 or

If you wish to receive further information on National Stop Snoring Week or any of our other activities email: and put your name in the subject line.

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Notes for editors
The British Snoring & Sleep Association (BSSAA) is a registered not-for-profit organisation that promotes public awareness that snoring is treatable and nobody needs suffer from this troublesome complaint. The BSSAA provides help and information to snorers and their bed partners/families and also offers clinically proven snoring remedies.

For further information, please contact:
Marianne Davey, director, The British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association (BSSAA)
Tel: 01737 245638 Email:

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