As many as forty-five percent of adults report occasional snoring, but over twenty-five percent snore every night. Snoring occurs when there is an obstruction in air flow in the back of the mouth and nose. The sound we hear is the result of the tongue and upper throat vibrating against the soft palate and uvula…

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Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a chronic condition characterized by pauses in breathing that occur repeatedly throughout the night. They may last anywhere from a few seconds to a couple of minutes and occur in conjunction with loud snoring. People with sleep apnea often feel tired during the day since their quality of sleep they is poor.…

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Causes of sleep apnea include overly relaxed throat tissues and tongue; a large tongue, tonsils, uvula or soft palate; and/or an abnormally small airway. Natural aging can limit your brain’s ability to keep your throat muscles stiff while you sleep, causing the airway to narrow or collapse. Those most at risk are males, over the…

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