What Is Snoring?
Most people think of snoring as nothing more than a nuisance to roommates or bed partners. Loud and persistent snoring, however, can signal a serious health problem. Snoring occurs when the soft tissue structures of the upper airway collapse onto themselves and vibrate against each other as we attempt to move air through them. This produces the sound we know as snoring. Large tonsils, a long soft palate, a large tongue, the uvula, and excess fat deposits in the throat all contribute to airway narrowing and snoring. Usually, the more narrow the airway space, the louder or more habitual the snoring.
Snoring could be symptom of Sleep Disordered Breathing.
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