The palate, uvula and tonsils are the tissue structures that flap against each other when someone has too much tissue at the back of their mouth or when an obstruction is blocking the air passageway to the back of the throat.
Snoring is not an illness, but it is a symptom. Just as a cough can be a symptom of pneumonia, snoring can be a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by snoring, labored breathing and repetitive obstructed pauses or gasps in a person's breathing during sleep.
People with snoring problems tend to have one of the following conditions:
1 . Poor muscle tone in the tongue and throat
2 . Excessive bulkiness of throat tissue
3 . Long soft palate and/or uvula tissue in the back of the mouth
4 . Obstructed nasal airways
Snoring can be a serious medical problem because it disturbs sleeping patterns and deprives. You may also be wondering why snoring only seems to emerge at night; after all, people literally use their airway every moment of their life. So, why is snoring a nocturnal dilemma?
The answer to this is found in looking at the tissues within the airway. This tissue is very soft, and at night becomes relaxed. It’s similar to how some muscles like biceps become relaxed at night since the body does not require them.
If you are looking for a great way to get started, head over to Apnea Treatment Guide and take a closer look at what happens when you have snoring and what you can do about it!