Snoring may be a symptom of a spectrum of problems, including sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnoea – a potentially serious disorder associated with snoring, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep. Studies have shown that approximately 24% of the local population are loud habitual snorers.

Causes of snoring

The sound of snoring is caused by the vibration or flapping of the tissues lining the upper air passages. Snoring in most people is due to multiple factors, each playing some part in the snoring process:

1.    Large tonsils
2.    Relaxation of muscles causes the walls of the upper airway to fall together, causing them to vibrate.
3.    Swelling of the tissue in the walls (e.g. from anatomical or injury reasons) causes narrowing of the airway, and results in snoring.

Read on to learn about the treatment options for child snoring.

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