My snoring keeps my spouse up at night. What can I do to help with the noise?
Snoring is when there is interference in airflow caused by the tissues of the palate (the roof of the mouth) and the throat vibrating together, causing a range of noises. You are at a higher risk for snoring if you are male, overweight, have a narrow oral cavity, drink alcohol, have nasal problems (which increases mouth breathing) and/or have a family history of snoring or sleep apnea. If you have any of these conditions and snore, it’s a good idea to get tested for obstructive sleep apnea first.