What is Snoring?
When we inhale, the muscles in the nose and at the back of the throat contract and hold the upper airway between the nose and the voice box open so air can move down the passage. The muscles at the back of the throat raise the palate (the roof of the mouth) and pull it forward, then the tongue pulls forward into the front of the mouth, the sides of the throat pull apart and the vocal cords open wide. Then the diaphragm contracts, pulling air into the chest. Snoring happens when something partially blocks or prevents air from moving smoothly down your airway.