Many people snore. While these loud or harsh sounds from the throat and nasal passages while sleeping can be annoying for others in the household, snoring is often the cause of an underlying problem that can be resolved, either through lifestyle changes or medical help.
Obesity is perhaps the most common contributor to snoring. People with this condition often have excess tissue that blocks the airways and constricts the throat when they recline. This makes breathing labored, creating loud sounds while sleeping. Weight loss is often recommended by doctors to reduce the excess tissue in the throat passages.
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