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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience Dentistry
Constriciton in flow: The audible soundof snoring is caused by a constrition of airflow, typically by tissues of the throat, uvulae, tongue, or somewhere in the airway. As ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Many causes: Many factors can lead to snoring: the anatomy of your mouth and sinuses, alcohol consumption, allergies, a cold, and your weight. If you wake up with ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Vibrations in throat: It is usually caused by vibrations in the throat area. Possible cures include sleeping on your side, loosing weight, surgery, and an oral appliance. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
Dr. Joel Teig answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Tongue blocks: Snoring is caused by a partial or sometimes s full obstruction of our airway in the back of our throat. In many, our sleeping position causes the snor ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Peters
19 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Airway vibrations: Snoring is caused by vibrations of the upper airway tissues in the back of the nose and throat. Simple snoring occurs in absence of sleep apnea. Scree ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cause of Snoring: Snoring means your airway blocks partially during inspiration when sleeping. The blockage can occur in the nose, the soft palate, the tonsils, the ton ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruchir Patel
13 years experience Sleep Medicine
Snoring: Snoring is just the sound of turbulent airflow passing through a slightly collapsed or crowded oropharynx or back of the throat. It is just a sound b ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Same as in men: Anatomy of throat, sinuses, any positional obstructions, alcohol, overweight, apnea, etc. Here's a good bit of info: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/d ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Sleep Apnea: Snoring can be a sign that you have sleep apnea. This will cause you to have periods during sleep when you stop breathing following by a recovery phas ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
It's the weight: When you gain weight you also gain fat tissue in the back of the throat. This contributes to the narrowing of the air passage and it collapses when it ... Read More
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