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What causes snoring during the time when a person is sleeping?

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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
8 doctors agree

In brief: 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 tongue base, and the folds over the voice box. Any blockage will create snoring. Go see an ENT for a complete exam of your airway, if snoring is bothering you or someone you sleep with.

In brief: 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 tongue base, and the folds over the voice box. Any blockage will create snoring. Go see an ENT for a complete exam of your airway, if snoring is bothering you or someone you sleep with.
Dr. Robert Knox
Dr. Robert Knox
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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Airflow

Snoring is the sound that is created when there is a near obstruction in the airway, and tissue flutters.
Commonly this occurs as a result of the relaxation of the tongue, soft palate and other tissues as we approach deep sleep. Sometimes the airway is actually blocked. This is callled sleep apnea and can be very serious. If you are a robust snorer, talk to your md about having a sleep study.

In brief: Airflow

Snoring is the sound that is created when there is a near obstruction in the airway, and tissue flutters.
Commonly this occurs as a result of the relaxation of the tongue, soft palate and other tissues as we approach deep sleep. Sometimes the airway is actually blocked. This is callled sleep apnea and can be very serious. If you are a robust snorer, talk to your md about having a sleep study.
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
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