Why do people snore?

Those who have enlarged tonsils, an enlarged tongue or excess weight around the neck are more prone to snoring.

Structural reasons like the shape of one’s nose or jaw can also cause snoring. The snoring sound itself is a result of the narrowing of a person’s airway, which causes a throat vibration and the snoring sound.

Things that make you snoring more likely include being overweight, being a man, growing older, alcohol, medications and hormonal changes.

Take our free online sleep assessment to see if you may be a snorer or visit out what causes snoring section for more information.