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Snoring


Snoring is a loud, hoarse, or harsh breathing sound that occurs during sleep. Snoring is common in adults, and may indicate a serious health condition. In addition, snoring can be a nuisance to your partner.


Sometimes snoring can be a sign of a sleep disorder called sleep apnea. This means you have periods in which you completely or partly stop breathing for more than 10 seconds while you sleep.


The episode is followed by a sudden snort or gasp when you start breathing again. Then you start to snore again. If you have sleep apnea, this cycle usually happens many times a night. Sleep apnea is not as common as snoring.


Causes

In most people, the reason for snoring is not known. Some possible causes include:

Changes in the mouth and throat, such as:

Home Care

The following tips may help reduce snoring:


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