Snoring is caused due to air flow that causes the relaxed collapsible parts that dangle loose within the back of our mouths to flip up whilst we sleep. This then causes them to strike one another whenever air passes through them, which in turn causes them to vibrate – the source of the sounds.
The following causes affect people who are afflicted with this condition: if the throat’s fleshy structure is above the average size, more of the tissues end up striking each other; this directly increases the chances that snoring occurs, which is why people have a tendency to snore when their tonsils or adenoids are overlarge or swollen due to illness. People, who are overweight, however, tend to have larger necks, which constrict the air flow; this increased body mass causes more blockages due to an increase in tissues. Tumors and cysts can also be linked to snoring, as the increase in mass can also cause a restriction of air flow.