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  • Snoring is noisy breathing through the mouth or nose due to vibrating the soft tissues of a narrowed throat.
  • Treating nasal stuffiness, losing weight and cutting down on drinking can reduce the severity of snoring.
  • A mouthguard has been shown to be effective if fitted properly.
  • Surgical options include reshaping the soft palate or treating it with laser therapy, but these may not be successful.

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Reviewed on: 30-08-2014