Why Do We Snore?
Normally when we breath in air flows through your mouth, nose and lungs. With each breath throat muscles respond to keep the airway open. When the muscles relax too much the tongue can fall back into the soft pallet which can cause the airway to narrow. When the air way narrows the air pressure is increased and in turn causes the tissue at the back of the throat to vibrate and cause the snoring sound we are all so familiar with. Habitual snorers can be at increased risk of sleep problems including obstructive sleep apnea.