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What makes your body snore? I mean, how does your mouth produce the loud noise of snoring?

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When you go from a light sleep into a deep sleep, the
muscles in the roof of your mouth, tongue and throat relax. Sometimes the tissues in your throat relax so
much that they partially block the airways and this causes a vibration which is
what the snoring noise is. The more blocked your airways, the louder the
snoring will be.

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