A constriction in the airway. There is not enough air traveling easily and freely to and through the lungs from the mouth. This usually causes the soft tissues of the throat to come in contact with each other and vibrate.
This obstruction releases only when the blood carbon dioxide levels rise high enough to create a discomfort sufficient to awaken the patient. There are over 40 million people who have snoring disorders to the extent that their daily lives are affected and their personal health may be at risk.
Sleepless nights are causing ineffective careers as well as major adverse effects on relationships, marriages and sex lives of the affected parties.