Snorers suffer from nerve and muscle damage in the palate

Umeå University Faculty of Medicine News May 16, 2018

People who snore may have extensive tissue damage in the nerves and muscles of the soft palate. This can, in turn, create problems with swallowing and contribute to development of sleep apnea. Treatment strategies aimed at early intervention to stop snoring might have beneficial effects in healing or preventing development of sleep apnea. These findings are explained in a new dissertation at Umeå University.

The reason why some develop sleep apnea is still unclear. Factors that are...

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