A Canadian sleep expert has claimed that getting out of your chair more often could help reduce snoring, the New York Post reported.

Douglas Bradley, director of the Toronto Research Institute’s Sleep Research Laboratory, has linked excessive sitting to sleep apnea, a condition where a sleeping person’s throat collapses, stopping breathing and interrupting sleep.

During long periods of sitting, fluid gathers in your legs, which then moves to your neck when you lie down at night.

When your muscles relax, your airway can get sucked shut "like a wet straw," Bradley says.

The solution offered by Bradley and his team is to fit sleep apnea sufferers with compression stockings that reduce leg fluid, but getting up for a quick walk every hour will also alleviate fluid buildup.

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