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Snorers: 5 things to watch out for

Published on May 1, 2014 10:02 AM
 
Snoring happens when there's an increased resistance to the flow of air during breathing. This causes the structures in your oral cavity to vibrate. -- ST FILE PHOTO: DIOS VINCOY JR

Sleep should be a quiet affair, but if you or your bed partner snores, the harsh sounds can keep you up at night.

Snoring happens when there's an increased resistance to the flow of air during breathing. This causes the structures in your oral cavity to vibrate.

The strange thing is, it appears to be a product of human evolution.

Dr Kenny Pang, an ear, nose, throat specialist at Asia Sleep Centre at Paragon, said that based on Darwin's theory of evolution, when a four-legged animal evolved to stand on two legs, bodily changes occur.

 
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