Everyone agrees that snoring is really annoying. It could even wear out a relationship in case your partner’s snoring torments your nights and make you feel tired during the day. Dealing with this situation is far from being easy. But what exactly causes snoring? When you are asleep (and especially if you like to sleep on your back), your tongue, jaw, and throat become very relaxed.
This can potentially narrow your throat’s airway so that when you breathe in, the air causes the soft tissue around your throat to vibrate. That tissue vibration is responsible for that atrocious snoring sound. This is perfectly normal and affects about 90 million Americans.
There are a few things you can do to counter that vibration. But in some cases, snoring could be a sign of a dangerous medical condition:
obstructive sleep apnea. If someone notices your snoring is abnormally aggressive you should seek a sleep specialist and listen to his advice.
But even though snoring is normal, some aspects strongly influence its frequency and intensity.