According to scientists, there are two main types of snorers – those who only snore when they’re sleeping flat on their backs, and those who snore whatever sleeping position they’re in. Sleep researchers in Israel, meanwhile, conducted a study in order to find more about the link between sleeping position and snoring.
After examining more than 2,000 patients, all diagnosed with sleep apnea, the researchers discovered that around 54 percent of the population were “positional”, meaning they only snore when lying on their backs, while the rest were considered “nonpositional”, which means they snore regardless of their sleeping position.
Meanwhile, earlier studies compared weight to snoring and found that people who weighed less and were prone to snoring when lying on their backs, while those who are overweight or obese are more likely to snore whatever sleeping position they’re lying in. Scientists also believe that overweight and obese people are more prone to lacking energy after losing sleep the night before.