What Causes Snoring

Snoring can often seem like a problem without a solution especially when it is getting in the way of a good night’s sleep for you and your partner. Knowing what causes snoring can be the key to finding out how to prevent or stop it.

Snoring occurs when the soft palate and the uvula vibrates producing a loud and distinct sound. The muscle tone in the tongue and soft palate has the tendency to decrease during sleeping. When this happens, the muscles in the throat area tend to relax more and collapse together which contributes to snoring. The more relaxed the tissues are, the greater are the chances of vibration or the sounds of snoring.