What is snoring?

Updated: Feb 25, 2021
  • Author: Charles E Morgan, DMD, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Snoring is an undesirable sound that originates from the soft tissues of the upper airway during sleep. It is usually a source of contention for patients and their bed or dwelling partners, and it may be a harbinger of something more serious, such as OSA.

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