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What Causes Snoring?
December 05, 2012
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SNORING is caused by a narrowed airway during sleep. This can be due to large tonsils, a long soft palate or uvula, or, in people who are overweight, excessive flabby tissue with all those areas relaxing during sleep. Also nasal congestion from allergies or deformities of the cartilage between the two sides of the nose and other internal nasal structures, all contribute to a narrowing of the airway

The most common cause of a narrowed airway is, however, a tongue muscle that relaxes too much during sleep and gets sucked back into the airway with each breath taken

SNORING occurs because air travels faster through a narrow tube than through a broad one. This rapidly moving air causes the relaxed tissues of the throat (the tonsils, soft palate and uvula) to vibrate. It is this vibration which is the sound we know as SNORING

By keeping the airway open, air travels slower, reducing the vibrations in the throat ? reducing or stopping SNORING

One of the most effective ways to keep the airway open during sleep is by holding the tongue forward - keeping the airway open.. 

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