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I Wonder Why – Why People Snore?


I Wonder Why – Why People Snore? PR034 UNIV 04

Why do we Snore?

● Snoring is a loud, hoarse, or harsh breathing (vibratory) sound that happens

while one is asleep.

● Snoring is normally not harmful and is quite normal as a matter of fact, most

healthy people do snore. If however, snoring gets to the point where it becomes

extremely loud and disruptive to others, then this is now considered abnormal.

● Snoring refers to a vibration in the airway connecting the nose and the mouth. A

A vibration that can emerge through the mouth, the nose, or through both!


● The tissues in the airway are very soft and at night becomes relaxed, the airway

becomes narrower and hence snoring occurs.

● We often snore when we have colds because of blocked nasal airways. We would

then breathe through our mouth causing negative pressure behind the uvula and

soft palate and this helps to create the sound of snoring.

● Snoring can also be caused if the nose has any deformities in the noise.