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Why do I snore while sleeping?

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The vibration of relaxed, floppy tissues that line up the upper airway (or throat) causes snoring or gasping sounds during sleep. During slumber, the muscle tone of your body decreases and the muscles in your throat relax, which causes the uvula, or the thickset formation hanging from the top of the mouth, as well as the soft palate to shake as respiration occurs.{{more}}

This may be a slight sleep nuisance or a sign of a more severe disorder called sleep apnea. Progressive snoring may result in the growth of more disturbing forms of sleep disorder symptoms such as:

-Excessive sleepiness during the day

-Headache

-Decreased sexual drive

-Weak performance at work

It has been found that snoring alone is not dangerous, but it does cause sleep deprivation, not only for you, but for your partner as well.

Dr Keith John email:drkeithjohn@gmail.com

Clinic: SVG Dental Corporation

Telephone: 784-456-2220

Cell: 784-526-0752

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