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The reasons behind one of the noisiest (and most frustrating) nighttime issues. Chances are, you know what snoring sounds like and how annoying it can be to listen to. But why does it happen? That is less well-known. The basic reason for the rumbling is tissue in and around the upper airways that, during the act of ...


Why do some people snore and others don't? Those who have enlarged tonsils, an enlarged tongue or excess weight around the neck are more prone to snoring. And structural reasons like the shape of one's nose or jaw can also cause snoring. The snoring sound itself is a result of the narrowing of a person's airway,  ...


What causes snoring? Snoring happens when you can't move air freely through your nose and throat during sleep. This makes the surrounding tissues vibrate, which produces the familiar snoring sound. People who snore often have too much throat and nasal tissue or “floppy” tissue that is more prone to vibrate.


Extra tissue in the throat can vibrate as you breathe in air in your sleep, causing you to snore. People who are overweight, obese or pregnant often have extra bulky throat tissue. Genetic factors that can cause snoring include extra throat tissue as well as enlarged tonsils, large adenoids, long soft palate or long uvula.


Sep 26, 2015 ... This causes tissue vibration to increase, which causes your snoring to grow louder. The following conditions can affect the airway and cause snoring: Your mouth anatomy. Having a low, thick soft palate can narrow your airway. People who are overweight may have extra tissues in the back of their throats ...


Nov 19, 2008 ... But snoring is more common than most people realize—30% of adults over the age of 30 snore—and women make up one-third of those snorers. Benign snoring, as it's called, is caused by “upper airway turbulence” that leads to vibrations of the soft palate and the uvula (that little flap that hangs down at the ...


More than a quarter of the population snores on a regular basis, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Snoring is problematic because it can be a symptom of an underlying medical problem that needs treatment, and because it can be terribly disruptive to the rest of the household.


Snoring is a general term for the sound that some people make while breathing during sleep. There are many different types of snoring sound, but ultimately snoring comes vibration of structures inside the throat, most commonly the soft palate (back of the roof of the mouth). At the most basic level, snoring occurs in some ...


Snoring is very common, with around 40% of us snoring. It isn't usually a cause for concern, unless the sleep of a person or their partner is disturbed.