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The condition

The condition

Snoring can mean interrupted sleep, tiredness and poor concentration for the person who snores and their partner.

Losing weight, stopping smoking, sleeping on your side, and avoiding alcohol and sedatives can help. There are also anti-snoring devices that go in your nose or mouth. Surgery may also be an option.

NHS Choices may be a good place to find out more.

People snore for different reasons. It happens because of parts of the person's mouth, nose and throat vibrate and because the airway is partly blocked. One cause is the soft palate vibrating, which radiofrequency ablation of the soft palate aims to treat. Click on to the next page to find out more.

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