Snoring Therapy

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Snoring is a common problem and can affect men and women of all ages.

Caused by a narrowing or blocking of the airway, snoring disrupts the airflow and causes the soft palate and tissues of the throat to vibrate. The uvula vibrates during inhalation and creates the snore sound. The narrower the airway becomes, the louder the snoring.
In addition to being annoying to those around you, snoring can also disrupt your own sleep and more importantly impact your overall health. It can cause fatigue, difficulty concentrating or headaches.

Some common causes of snoring include:

  • Inflammation of the tissues in the mouth nose or throat (including tonsils)
  • Blocked nasal passages (often caused by a cold or allergies)
  • Lack of muscle tone (due to aging or poor fitness levels)
  • Obesity causing the airway to narrow due to fat
  • Medicines that cause relaxation