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Decode Your Snoring

All nocturnal noises aren't created equal. Whether it sounds like a pair of Lhasa apsos getting amorous or a congested grizzly bear, snoring is annoying. But listen closely (or ask your partner to) because the type of noise a snorer makes gives clues to what's causing her problem. Charles P. Kimmelman, M.D., a clinical associate professor of otolaryngology at Cornell University's Weill Medical College in New York, has deciphered the symphony of snoring.

Sound: Snorting and wheezing
Similar to: A pug with hay fever
Source: Allergies or a deviated septum

Sound: Low-pitched, guttural rumbling
Similar to: A diesel-fueled lawn mower
Source: A heavy obstruction of the airway, such as the base of the tongue

Sound: High-pitched whistling
Similar to: Mariah Carey singing a piercing note underwater
Source: A partial obstruction of the airway, such as an enlarged part of the soft palate

Sound: Grunting and choking
Similar to: Pigs wrestling
Source: Sleep apnea, which starts as a crescendo of noise followed first by excruciating silence when breathing stops, and then a snort or a gasp as the body jolts itself to start oxygen flowing again.



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