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rough, vibratory sounds made in breathing during sleep or coma. The noisy breathing is the result of an open mouth and a relaxation of the palate; it is frequently induced by lying on one's back. Snoring may indicate some obstruction to nasal breathing such as enlarged adenoids; this is especially true in children. In some individuals it is merely a poor breathing habit and usually disappears when the person lies on his side.
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Its head was covered by the wet blanket and it was NOT SNORING ANY LONGER.
Baggs left off snoring, and we arrived at the last stage before the coach stopped.
There was no window down there, and, though I could no longer hear old Ewbank snoring, I had not the slightest reason to anticipate disturbance from that quarter.
said the exasperated Bounderby, 'while he was snoring, or choking, or Dutch-clocking, or something or other - being asleep - some fellows, somehow, whether previously concealed in the house or not remains to be seen, got to young Tom's safe, forced it, and abstracted the contents.
He sat on one side of the small table, looking keenly at himself on the other side with his chin sunk on his breast, snoring.
Bumble; 'and although I was NOT snoring, I shall snore, gape, sneeze, laugh, or cry, as the humour strikes me; such being my prerogative.
For instance, the British Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Association (BSSAA) organize the National Stop Snoring Week every year.
scientists and engineers have developed a NEW, almost impossible to feel, lightweight mouthpiece - that STOPS SNORING OVERNIGHT.
See your GP if your snoring is affecting your life, such as causing excessive tiredness and poor concentration, or giving you relationship problems.
A DENTIST from Leamington Spa has claimed that snoring may be a sign of poor lifestyle choices.
AS ANYBODY who shares a bed knows, when it comes to snoring, often it's the person who ISN'T afflicted with the condition that actually suffers most.