Snoring is caused by a narrowing of the upper airway during sleep due to any or all of the following:
Is Snoring Harmful
Snoring may be symptomatic of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea ( OSA ). The word ‘Apnoea’ is Greek for ‘without breath’, where the tongue is completely sucked against the back of the throat and blocks breathing.
OSA Signs and Symptoms
In this M.R.I.* image, the tongue falls to the back of the airway as a person lies asleep. This blocks the airway, leading to Obstructive Sleep Apnea and /or snoring.
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