What is the reason for snoring in sleep?

@alienstar (5140)
India
February 15, 2007 4:40am CST
Have you heard some people snoring while sleeping? many people have this with them isn't it? sometimes snoring voice will be too mcu so that it even disturbs other person's aleep isn't it? what is the actual reason for snoring? does age has anything to do with snoring?
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
15 Feb 07
Snoring is as a result of the obstruction of air flow – both inhale and exhaust,that happens in the part of air passage, where the back of the throat and tongue meets with the soft palate and uvula. The basic cause of the obstruction is the poorly toned or weakened muscles of throat and tongue, which when in a relaxed state may sway into the airway, blocking the free passage of air during every breath. :) funny fact, my dogs are snoring every night....
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@alienstar (5140)
• India
19 Feb 07
Yes, snoring might be because of the obstruction of airflow and also age might have an effect for snoring.You have out some technical details of snoring that a doctor can give isn't it? anyway's you have made valid points here and it's really funny about your dogs snoring ...lolz Anyway's, thanks for responding
• Italy
15 Feb 07
I agree with the theory that the age has something to do with the snoring. Anyway all the doctors tell that the most important causes of snoring are: 1. Allergies 2. Throat weakness causing the throat to close during the sleep 3. Mispositioned jaw 4. Fat gathering in and around the throat 5. Obstruction of the nasal passageway My dad is always snoring during the night...sounds like judgment trumpets!!
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@alienstar (5140)
• India
19 Feb 07
Yes, i also have been told by one of my friend that snoring has something to do with our age and according to him, even if don't have the habit of snoring we might start snoring when we start growing old .But, i don't think anything is scientifically explained for snoring and it's still a mistery ....why some people snore isn't it Anyway's interesting to note the doctors observations and got to see whteher everything is true here.... Anyways, thanks for responding