What is snoring?

Snoring is noisy breathing during sleep. It can happen when you are breathing in or breathing out. Forty per cent of all adults snore, but it is most common in men, especially older, middle-aged and obese men.

What causes snoring?

Snoring occurs when air cannot flow smoothly through your air passages. It can also occur when there are structures in your air passages that vibrate while you breathe. There may be several causes:

What can I do?

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