What Causes Snoring
Sound is vibration. In snoring, the origin of the vibration is soft tissues in your airway. These tissues may be in your nose, at the back of your mouth, or in your throat. But all of these tissues are set to vibrating by the same thing: your airway is too narrow.
This narrow airway prevents air from flowing smoothly. The turbulence in your airway causes the vibrations, and, therefore, the sounds that disturb everyone around you.
Causes of a narrow airway include:
- Developmental issues
- Weight gain
- Relaxed muscles