Snoring occurs in almost 20% of the adult population. The majority of snorers are men who usually began snoring in adolescence. In some cases, snoring can occur in children, especially if they have enlarged tonsils or adenoids.
There are common characteristics of people who snore, the most common being: nasal obstructions (polyps, deviated septum), thickening of the uvula (“bell”), soft palate, adenoids or amygdala, and anatomical anomalies that cause an obstruction of the upper respiratory tract and fat deposits on its walls, typical in those who are obese. The common denominator of all these situations is the existence of permanent or functional narrowing that can take place on various levels in the upper respiratory tract, producing an intense vibration on the walls of the pharynx, which transforms into the sound we perceive as snoring.
Some practical suggestions to try to improve it are: