Medicine: Snore Control

Dr. Jerome F. Strauss of Chicago takes snoring seriously. In a preliminary report in last week's Archives of Otolaryngology, he discusses snoring as a marital problem and offers a medical solution. Says he:

"True snoring must be ... defined as, a coarse, low-pitched noise produced by vibrating soft tissues in the nasopharynx of a sleeping person." Sometimes snoring is caused by an abnormality of the breathing passages (like adenoids) which can often be corrected. The tough cases are the ones with "an essentially normal nose and throat" who just snore.

The sonic effect, he adds, is "due to a fluttering action produced...

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