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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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Tod's attention was a noise--a deep slow regular snoring grunting noise, coming from his own bed.
Its head was covered by the wet blanket and it was NOT SNORING ANY LONGER.
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 opened the glass of the dull lamp, whose wick, burnt up and swollen like a drunkard's nose, came flying off in little carbuncles at the candle's touch, and scattering hot sparks about, rendered it matter of some difficulty to kindle the lazy taper; when a noise, as of a man snoring deeply some steps higher up, caused him to pause and listen.
They then put on him clean linen, and placed him in a well-warmed bed -- the whole with efforts and pains which might have roused a dead man, but which did not make Porthos open an eye, or interrupt for a second the formidable diapason of his snoring.
He had a tall red night-cap on, with a tassel, and he was lying crumpled up into a sort of untidy heap, and snoring loud--'fit to snore his head off
Bumble; 'and although I was NOT snoring, I shall snore, gape, sneeze, laugh, or cry, as the humour strikes me; such being my prerogative.
com)-- SnoreCare's Nose Vents gets surge in positive reviews for being one of the best solutions to loud snoring.
More than 45 per cent of healthy adults snore while sleeping, however the majority of those people would like to know how to stop snoring naturally and permanently.
THE NHS recently crushed reports from America that there's a link between snoring and Alzheimer's disease later in life.
Snoring is caused by the vibration of soft tissue in your head and neck during sleep.
DESPITE how commonly it occurs, you may be surprised to know that snoring isn't actually considered normal.