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Snoring is the sound produced due to vibration of respiratory structures in throat due to obstruction of air during breathing while sleeping. The sound generally may seem to be unpleasant to others. Snoring is the initial symptom of obstructive sleep apnea.
There are several factors which facilitate snoring. First, the normal aging process leads to the relaxation of the throat muscles, thus resulting in snoring. Anatomical abnormalities of the nose and throat, such as enlarged tonsils or adenoids, nasal polyps, or deviated nasal septum cause exaggerated narrowing of the throat during sleep and thus lead to snoring. Functional abnormalities (e.g. inflammation of the nose and/or throat as may occur during respiratory infection or during allergy season) will result in snoring. Sleep position, such as sleeping on your back, may lead to snoring in some people.
Related Journals of Snoring
Journal of Clinical Respiratory: Open Acces, Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine, Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy, Sleep and Breathing, Sleep Medicine, Behavioral sleep medicine, Journalof Clinical Sleep Medicine, Journal of Sleep Research, Nature and Science of Sleep, Sleep and Biological Rhythms, Sleep Medicine Reviews, Sleep Science.