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Can severely loud snoring be a sign of a more serious problem?

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My husband has been a loud snorer as long as we’ve known each other. However, of late it has gotten to the point that we can longer sleep in the same room. Even on the couch downstairs with the bedroom door shut, I can hear him as clear as a bell. It is beginning to concern me. Can severely loud snoring be a sign of a more serious problem?

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Hi there,

Thanks for your question.

Snoring occurs when the muscles in the back of the mouth, tongue and throat relax while sleeping, which narrows or blocks the airway. Breathing causes your uvula (soft palate) to vibrate and knock against the back of the throat, resulting in the snoring sound.

Causes of snoring include:

– swollen or infected tonsils and adenoids
– blocked nasal passages
– a deviated septum

You can find more information about this condition on this service page.

If you want a more detailed assessment, please book an appointment or call us at 832-237-7777 today!

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1 Answer

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Hi there,

Thanks for your question.

Snoring occurs when the muscles in the back of the mouth, tongue and throat relax while sleeping, which narrows or blocks the airway. Breathing causes your uvula (soft palate) to vibrate and knock against the back of the throat, resulting in the snoring sound.

Causes of snoring include:

– swollen or infected tonsils and adenoids
– blocked nasal passages
– a deviated septum

You can find more information about this condition on this service page.

If you want a more detailed assessment, please book an appointment or call us at 832-237-7777 today!