Chronic snoring is a very common issue that currently affects many individuals, regardless of age. Though snoring can be the result of numerous factors. Snoring indicates that something is preventing the free flow of air through the nose and mouth during sleep. The obstruction normally occurs in the upper airway and is most commonly due to the soft palate or excess floppy tissue in the throat.
The narrowing in the throat causes the nearby tissues to vibrate, resulting in the rattling sound which is referred to as snoring. Other causes of snoring include nasal problems such as enlarged or blocked turbinates, sleep posture (specifically sleeping on the back), and medications.