Is Snoring A Problem?
When the soft tissues and muscles around the throat and muscles relax during sleep, the available space in the airway is reduced. However, the body still needs roughly the same amount of oxygen during this time. Because there is the same oxygen now flowing through less space, the velocity of the airflow is increased. The increased velocity can cause the soft tissue found in the soft palate and uvula to vibrate. In some cases, this vibration will result in snoring of varying intensities.
Not only does snoring make sleeping difficult for any light sleepers near you, but it can also cause the person who is snoring to have less restful sleep. In time, this can affect your overall health negatively.