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It is not dental implant. They are called oral appliance to be worn at sleep time.

REMEMBER TO PUT YOUR SIGNATURE!! XU-engineer 14:18, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Snoring as a defense mechanism[edit]

Does anyone have any comment on snoring used as a prehistoric defense mechanism to ward off animals from a human habitat? I'd heard this before on a network television special regarding snoring, but I haven't seen anything on the web to collaborate it as a real theory. It sounded fascinating to me, if nobody mentions it I may write up a quick section entitled "Theories" and write this one up as an evolutionary throwback.

This seems pretty logical to me; yet it is as useless as the appendix. My wife has to use the spare bedroom when my snoring gets to be too much - so I guess I could have been the tribe noise-maker / protector!


I'd love to see an article on Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty and other surgical treatments

this seems absurd:[edit]

"Studies have shown that there is a direct inverse relationship between snoring and frequency of sexual activity between married partners, meaning that there is generally less sexual activity if one of the partners is a heavy snorer."

This definitely needs a source or to be deleted.

RESPONSE TO "This seems ubsurd"[edit]

Although it sounds far fetched, snoring does greatly effect a marriage. I did not persue treatment of my snoring till now, but I am speaking from experience. At age 35, my husband and I have not slept in the same room for more than 5 nights a month, for the last 2 years. When snoring, I am unable to be wakened up, I will stir to change my position but will quickly begin to snore again. This has recently turned into sleep apnea that happens while driving.

- Updated with a journal article pertaining to the social disruptions caused by snoring. DaveofDundee 11:53, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Excersize for throat, tongue and jaw muscles[edit]

The Wikipedia article on snoring says:

"There is also a less known, but very effective way to stop snoring. It is to exercise the throat, the tongue, and the jaw muscles so the breathing passage will widen and stay open when you sleep."

The related link has advice on excersize in general. Are there throat-, tongue-, or jaw muscle-specific excersizes as noted in the article? Where can I get information/instructions?

Response to "Excersize for throat, tongue and jaw muscles"[edit]

The "Stop snoring without surgery guide" link has a section on throat excercises.

After Death?[edit]

How come? I thought people do not breethe after death anymore... It's the air from their dying breath as it exits the body.

Huh? I'm more inclined to build up of bacterial gases being released. That was the basis for the old legends involving vampires, zombies, and the undead: a corpse that wasn't prepared for burial would bloat up and would even sit up and thrash around hours or days after death.
Regardless, I think that part of the opening paragraph needs a source or should be deleted. --YoungFreud 13:15, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

I've removed the part of the sentence that says that snoring is common after death, if someone finds evidence for this please reinsert the comment. I've also added {{Fact}} in a few places for some claims that seem to be false. Zarkov 07:09, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Has anyone ever observed or read that depression can cause snoring? I am aware that snoring can cause depression; can the converse be true as well?

So the dead suffer from depression AND snoring? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 02:30, 23 April 2007 (UTC).

My husband is a chronic snorer and has been for years. However, during two brief periods when he was taking an antidepressant (bupriopion/Wellbutrin) and later an anti-seizure medication for bipolar depression (divalproex/Depakote), HIS SNORING STOPPED. I could tell that he had discontinued the medication because his snoring resumed.

I have searched for information about this correlation, but it is always in the direction of snoring being a cause of depression, not a result.

Deleted spam[edit]

Removed link spam to adsense site I am sure it will return... 14:51, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Plenty more adsense spam removed. If it's not a quality reference site, why do people bother? 15:36, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

"social snoring"[edit]

I am intrigued by this term, and assume it means snoring while awake, which happens to me in isolated occurrences. I'd love this to be touched upon more. --{{User:Coryma}} 02:05, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

I'd like to know just what the hell it means myself. It's mentioned exactly once in the article, with no explanation as to how it is different from normal snoring, if at all. (talk) 21:24, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

It is not dental implant. They are called oral appliance to be worn at sleep time.

PAP treatment for snoring[edit]

This article links to Positive airway pressure indicating that it is a treatment for snoring, however the PAP article makes no mention of snoring. I don't know the facts here, but I would encourage anyone who does to double-check that PAP is in fact a treatment for snowing. A Pattern O 17:36, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

I guess you could call the original inclusion OR on my part -- I was recently prescribed CPAP as a remedy for snoring (and it works quite well, btw), so I included a link in this article. A quick Google for CPAP snoring found 298,000 hits, so I'll pick one and add as a ref. I'll see about putting some reference in the PAP/CPAP article as well.--NapoliRoma 17:57, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Changes in snoring[edit]

Does anyone know of any causes why a person may have changes in her snoring patterns. Why a frequent snorer may stop snoring abruptly for a few days? Any input would be greatly appreciated. I, myself, have assumed that environment changes (sea level, humidity, etc...), illness, and loss of weight may play a factor in the rapid change. I am also aware that cessation of nicotine use would be a major cause. If anyone could email back input at, I would be forever indebted. Thank you ever so kindly. —Preceding unsigned comment added by ANYmonkeygrl (talkcontribs) 10:25, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

Burns Calories?[edit]

I deleted a recent addition of "It is a well known fact that snoring burns extra calories and works out muscles while you sleep". This was the opening of the article. I have certainly never heard this which begs the "well known fact" statement and no citation was offered for it. Personally, it sounds like someone trying to convince their spouse that it really isn't a problem... Jhutzler (talk) 03:55, 24 December 2007 (UTC)


I have seen studies on snoring that show that snoring is not constant through sleep (perfectly believable). Does anyone know of snoring's association to dreaming? Does one have to stop for the other? —Preceding unsigned

I've just seen a documentary showing that sleep apnea may bring difficulties in deep sleep occurrences. When someone is over a small period of sleep apnea, generally that person is forced to wake up, maybe just for a few seconds, but it's enough to interrupt a deep sleep stage.
The question you've posed leads to a similar explanation. In the deep sleep stage the throat is non-rigid and flexible enough to cause a blockage of the airway passage due, for example, to excessive fat around the throat. By doing that, louder snores appear. So, a snoring period and its intensity may be directly related to the sleep#stages.
If you are suffering from one of this partial blockages, and you eventually wake up and fall asleep moments later, the airway passage may be unblocked and your snores will probably won't be as loud as they were before you woke up WizWiki (talk) 01:52, 4 February 2009 (UTC)


The only citation is to a website that sells the acupressure device "snore ring". —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:05, 25 May 2009 (UTC)


In effect of my girlfriend asking me to get in her shoes, I had made a seven-hour recording of myself snoring. If anybody believes that the article would benefit of a short sound sample, let me know and I will be happy to share. Cheers, Ouro (blah blah) 08:58, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

Evolutionary Background?[edit]

I was hoping to find out something about the evolution of snoring, but that isn't touched on in the current article. Anyone wanting to expand/improve this article could look into this. --jwandersTalk 07:42, 31 December 2009 (UTC)


I'm removing the remark about divorce being the only viable solution to a snoring partner. Although it provided some humour, it didn't serve as a positive contribution. (talk) 20:37, 17 March 2010 (UTC)


Somniplasty is an orphan article and just links to a BBC article from 1998 and googling the term gets results referring back to Wikipedia or pages with computer compiled terms. The procedure described on the page sounds like what is referred to by Somnoplasty.-- (talk) 18:02, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Regarding the comments "Snoring As A Defense Mechanism" and "Evolutionary Background"[edit]

Good article for the area of the topic that it covers! Regarding the talk page topics "Snoring As A Defense Mechanism" and "Evolutionary Background", I would also like to see the article enlarged to include topics about snoring as it relates to defense against predators in our evolution, snoring in other species (very common in dogs and cats, and pigs snore just like humans), non-placental mammals (do kangaroos and duckbill platypuses snore?) and non-mammalian snoring, and even to ideas about what possible benefits snoring has for molding family structure by making people sleep separately from each other (such as snoring as a form of birth control, for example after not being able to escape from my partner's snoring all night long I most certainly did not feel romantically inclined). There has got to be a reason why such a supremely annoying, even life-threatening (via sleep apnea auto-strangulation or being strangled by an enraged sleep-deprived family member), thing exists! Linstrum (talk) 13:27, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

What Doctors might ask first:[edit]

Who is most affected by the snoring? This is often the bedpartner, especially with simple snoring. Is the snoring personally disturbing and/or the relationship? If so, how much? Since when is the snoring a problem or worry? Has the person recently gained weight or increased the collar size? Alcohol consumption and its possible influence on the snoring. Intake of sleeping pills and other sedatives. Does the sleeping position, especially lying flat on the back, influence the snoring? A history of nasal problems which could refer to nasal polyps Obstructive sleep apnoea [1]

What your doctor might check out first:[edit]


Measurement of Body Mass Index (BMI) and collar size since many patients with sleep apnoea measure a BMI >30 and above 43 cm collar size. Examination of nose for polyps or septal deviation. The crowding and size of tonsils and uvula. A receding lower jaw and the crowding and quality of teeth. Daytime sleepiness.

Thyroid functioning.

  1. ^ Parker, Hardinge & Jeffries (2005). "10 Minute Consultation". The British Medical Journal. 331: 1063.
  2. ^ Parker, Hardinge, & Jeffries (2005). "10 Minute consultation". British Medical Journal. 331: 1063.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)