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 DAVIDA COLONA
There are a number of things you can do to reduce or eliminate your snoring so you will stop annoying family, friends or roommates. Everyone jokes about "sawing logs" - until they have to deal with a snorer. You’re certainly not doing it on purpose, but there are a number of action steps you can take to make your snoring a thing of the past.
What Is Snoring?
Snoring is caused by muscles, soft tissue and your tongue relaxing as you fall asleep. They can start to block off your airway, so that every time you breathe in and out through your mouth, the tissues vibrate. Then you hear the typical snoring sound. So what can do you to cut down or eliminate your snoring?
Visit the Doctor
Your doctor might find a physical reason why you are snoring, such as a blockage or a differently-formed part of your upper respiratory tract compared with the norm. You might also have sleep apnea, a potentially dangerous condition which can lead to high blood pressure and heart issues if left untreated. You can then follow your doctor’s treatment plan to see if that relieves the snoring.
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