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A cure for snoring

Snoring is the vibration of respiratory structures and the resulting sound, due to obstructed air movement during breathing while sleeping. In some cases the sound may be soft, but in other cases, it can be loud and unpleasant. Snoring during sleep may be a sign, or first alarm, of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Cause: Generally speaking the structures involved are the uvula and soft palate. The irregular airflow is caused by a passageway blockage and is usually due to one of the following: Throat weakness, causing the throat to close during sleep. Mispositioned jaw, often caused by tension in the muscles. Fat gathering in and around the throat. Obstruction in the nasal passageway. Obstructive sleep apnea. The tissues at the top of airways touching each other, causing vibrations. Relaxants such as alcohol or drugs relaxing throat muscles. Sleeping on one’s back, which may result in the tongue dropping to the back of the mouth. Surgery is also available as a method of correcting social snoring. Some procedures, such as uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, attempt to widen the airway by removing tissues in the back of the throat, including the uvula and pharynx. These surgeries are quite invasive, however, and there are risks of adverse side effects. The most dangerous risk is that enough scar tissue could form within the throat as a result of the incisions to make the airway more narrow than it was prior to surgery, diminishing the airspace in the velopharynx. Scarring is an
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