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A 27-year-old female asked:

What causes snoring and how can it be cured or treated?

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Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
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 snoring, in some the relationships of the tongue, the palate and the back of the throat become loose and not coordinated, That produces obstruction and in some sleep apnea, or not breathing by the obstruction. See a sleep apnea specialist to help.

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A 59-year-old male asked:

What causes snoring and how can it be cured?

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Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 40 years experience
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. If the self help options don't work i would see a physician to rule out a life threatening condition called sleep apnea. If you don't have sleep apnea, then i would consider the other options.

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