year I spend my summer vacation with my Grandma
& Grandpa. My Grandpa is very honest &
never tell lies, except in the case of his snoring.
He says he will never snore but he says my Grandma
snores when she starts sleeping. But my Grandma
says NO I will never snore. So I am forced to
find out what is snoring? Also how to detect lies?
A loose, weak tissue at the back of the mouth
that collapses into the pharyngeal airway during
sleep often causes snoring. This tissue vibrates
as air is forced through the constricted airway,
and causes the aggravating noise called snoring.
We snore only during sleep because only then
the tissue is allowed to relax – this
tissue relaxes progressively as we fall in sleep.
That is why we usually don’t hear ourselves
snore. Also, while lying down the tissue tends
to collapse readily inside the airway. Some
snore very loudly. They are born with physical
characteristics such as jaw, mouth and airway
structure that lend themselves to loud snoring.
But outside factors can also lead to louder
snoring. Having a few extra pounds is a common
culprit. Alcohol consumption before bedtime
can be the ‘fire alarm’ for more serious
problems that just keeping others awake.
The main symptom is excessive daytime sleepiness.
Statistics show that many traffic accidents are
caused by this problem. So not only do we hurt
ourselves, but also we can inadvertently hurt
Surgery can significantly reduce snoring. One
complication from surgery is that although the
snoring is gone, a person can still develop what
is called silent apnea. No longer is the cardinal
sign of apnea, snoring, present. This can complicate
with over weight tend to snore because extra weight
tends to create excess, redundant tissue around
the airway in some individuals. Also, the additional
body mass around the jaw and throat area adds
extra weight on the air passage. This is especially
so while lying down.
Snoring afflicts millions of people. It can also
be traced to enlarged tonsils and adenoids. Adenoids
are lymphoid tissues at the back of the throat,
which usually shrink and disappear by adolescence.
Enlargement of the tissue, however, is common
in children and may interfere with breathing.
Symptoms of enlarged adenoids include a nasal
voice, persistent breathing through the mouth,
snoring and restless sleep.