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Snoring - Causes, effects and how we can help

Snoring isn't that serious, is it?  Really, it's just a bit of a nuisance, right?

For many this is true enough, they snore occasionally, or their partner is woken from their sleep from time-to-time, but it's usually resolved with a swift kick under the covers, the offender turns over, and silence reigns again.

Unfortunately this is not always the case, and snoring has become a serious problem for some.  Not only does it affect the health of the snorer, but it can have detrimental effects on their partner too.  We all need an adequate amount of sleep to function properly, both mentally and physically.  Sleep deprivation can lead to increased anxiety and depression, high blood pressure and weight gain, lowered immunity, trouble concentrating and memory loss.

So why do people snore?  For the most part, it is a physical  issue - relaxed muscles make the airway smaller, air travels through this narrower space faster and vibrates the soft tissues.  The result tis that familiar …