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Why do people snore?

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Snoring happens when the flow of air through the mouth and nose is physically obstructed. Air flow can be obstructed by a combination of factors, including:

  • Obstructed nasal airways
  • Poor muscle tone in the throat and tongue
  • Bulky throat tissue
  • Long soft palate and/or uvula

From: The Basics of Snoring WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Otolaryngology. 

National Sleep Foundation.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 4, 2018

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Otolaryngology. 

National Sleep Foundation.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 4, 2018

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