What is Snoring? - South Florida Laser Dentistry
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So exactly what is snoring?

Snoring is a common problem among people of all ages. It affects approximately 90 million American adults of both
genders – that’s almost a third of the entire U.S. population – on a regular basis. Snoring can cause disrupted sleep for both snorers and their sleeping partners. Snoring is the harsh sound that occurs when the tissue at the back of the roof of the mouth vibrates against the back of the throat. During sleep, those tissues, the tongue and the muscles that line the airway all relax. what is snoringWhen this occurs, the airway narrows. As air passes through the narrower airway, the tissues vibrate against each other and create the snoring sound that can grow louder during sleep. The three primary causes of narrowing of the air passage are:

  • Enlarged soft tissue size,
  • Increased relaxation of the soft tissues
  • Increased resistance in the airway.
Dangers of Snoring

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