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Snoring is triggered by things like your tongue, mouth, throat or airways in your nose vibrating as you breathe.

It happens because these parts of your body relax and narrow when you are asleep.

You are more likely to snore if you:

  • are overweight
  • smoke
  • drink too much alcohol
  • sleep on your back

Sometimes snoring is caused by a condition called sleep apnoea, which is when your airways become temporarily blocked as you sleep. You can read more about sleep apnoea and snoring on the NHS website.

Local commissioning policies are in place for this condition

Please be aware that there are local commissioning policies in place for this condition. This means that certain treatments may not be available to you on the NHS.

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