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Snoring is where a person makes a grunting, snorting or rattling noise when they breathe during sleep. Normally the sound is caused by vibrations of soft tissue in your head and neck as you breathe during sleep. While you sleep, your airways relax and narrow which affects air pressure within your airways and causes the tissue to vibrate. This can also occur if your airways are partially blocked for example if you have a cold.
Some people snore infrequently and don’t make a loud sound, whilst others may snore regularly and be loud enough to be heard in the next room. Often people who snore may not be aware of it as they are asleep and not affected by it. This may not be the case for the person they sleep with or who is near as it may disturb them if the sound is very loud.
Snoring is very common, as many as one in four people in England snore regularly. Snoring can affect people of all ages, including children, although it’s more common in adults aged 40-60. It is believed that twice as many men snore than women.
There are different reasons for snoring but in most cases, snoring is caused by vibrations of soft tissues in the throat when breathing during sleep. When snoring is excessive, it can disturb sleep and lead to health issues like extreme tiredness and reduced concentration in the daytime.
Regular snoring is a problem that affects up to one in four people, and it can be a great source of misery, for both the snorer and their partner.
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