Tongue Based Snoring

Snoring will often be caused when the tongue muscle relaxes and falls to the back of the throat, blocking regular airflow. Sleeping on your back can allow your tongue to obstruct the back of the mouth, and by simply sleeping on your side, this form of snoring can be remedied.


Retrognathia, or ‘weak chin’, is a condition which affects one or both jaws, and causes them to recede backwards into the face. This can cause difficulty eating and result in an over or underbite. The abnormal jaw movement forces the base of the tongue backwards during sleep and will lead to obstruction of airflow into the throat producing turbulence and snoring noises.

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