do we snore?
The sound of snoring occurs when air cannot flow freely in
and out of your throat. This is due to a narrowing of the
passages at the back of the mouth and nose. During sleep,
muscle tone decreases throughout the body. When your throat
muscles relax, the soft palate and uvula (the fleshy structure
that dangles from the roof of the mouth) vibrates as you breathe
in and out. Snoring tends to become worse with alcohol or
sedative consumption before bedtime, weight gain and a blocked
nose. Snoring often increases with age.
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