2nd October 2019

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Why do people snore on their backs?

When you fall asleep, the muscles of your tongue and throat relax. If you are on your back, they "slump" backwards into your upper airway, partially blocking your air passages and leading to the loud vibrations we call snoring. This is why snoring is typically improved by sleeping on the side or stomach.

Also question is, can you snore on your side?

The Claim: To Reduce Snoring, Try Sleeping on Your Side. Chronic snoring can be more than a noisy nuisance. Up to three-quarters of nightly snorers also have sleep apnea, which causes breathing interruptions throughout the night. But for some snorers, changing sleep position may not make much of a difference.