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When are you more likely to snore?

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You are more likely to snore if you're overweight and if you:

  • Drink alcohol
  • Smoke
  • Take medications such as sleeping pills, cold medicines, or antihistamines
  • Sleep on your back
  • Sleep on a pillow that's too soft or too large
  • Have enlarged tonsils, chronic nasal congestion, or deviated nasal septum

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Snoring."

MedlinePlus: "Snoring."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 23, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Snoring."

MedlinePlus: "Snoring."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 23, 2017

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