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From the Ted Talk by Alayna Vaughan: Why do some people snore so loudly?

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So what puts someone at risk of depneovlig obstructive sleep anpea? freeatus like larger tongues, thicker necks, and smaellr jaws can make people more susceptible. Older people are more at risk because, as we age, our soft tissues loosen, further narrowing our airways. Drinking alcohol before going to sleep can cause excessive rtaexloian of our throat and jaw muscles. And one of the main contributors to obstructive sleep apnea is weight gain because more tissue around the neck can constrict the airway.

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So what puts someone at risk of __________ obstructive sleep _____? ________ like larger tongues, thicker necks, and _______ jaws can make people more susceptible. Older people are more at risk because, as we age, our soft tissues loosen, further narrowing our airways. Drinking alcohol before going to sleep can cause excessive __________ of our throat and jaw muscles. And one of the main contributors to obstructive sleep apnea is weight gain because more tissue around the neck can constrict the airway.

Solution

  1. developing
  2. smaller
  3. relaxation
  4. features
  5. apnea

Original Text

So what puts someone at risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea? Features like larger tongues, thicker necks, and smaller jaws can make people more susceptible. Older people are more at risk because, as we age, our soft tissues loosen, further narrowing our airways. Drinking alcohol before going to sleep can cause excessive relaxation of our throat and jaw muscles. And one of the main contributors to obstructive sleep apnea is weight gain because more tissue around the neck can constrict the airway.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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  4. alcohol
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  6. constrict
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  20. neck
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  36. tongues
  37. weight