For nearly twenty years I’ve gone to an ice fishing camp every winter with the same group of guys (except for last winter). Some of them are rather loud snorers. In fact, the loud snorers have their own bunk room in the lodge. I was talking about this the other day when my daughter asked, “what’s snoring?” My best explanation for my four-year-old was “it’s a noise that some people make when they’re sleeping.” A better explanation is found in a TED-Ed lesson titled Why Do Some People Snore So Loudly?
Why Do Some People Snore So Loudly? explains what sleep apnea is, what causes it, why it causes snoring, and some ways to treat sleep apnea. Watch the full video lesson here and find the accompanying discussion questions here.