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    Are men or women or certain ethnic groups more prone to snoring? If so why?

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    Dr Maree Barnes

    Respiratory & Sleep Medicine Physician

    Dr Barnes has competed specialty training in sleep medicine and is currently working at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne. Dr Barnes’ current research focuses are: … View Profile

    Men are more prone to snoring and some ethnic groups are also more susceptible. This seems to be related to the boney and soft tissue structure of the face and upper airway. The difference between men and women is more related to different function of the muscles of the upper airway.

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    The Sleep Health Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of ‘valuing sleep’ as part of a healthy lifestyle alongside regular exercise, a … View Profile

    For more information on Snoring and Sleep click here.

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