Snoring is a common occurrence that can cause sleep deprivation to the snorer and those sleeping with or near them. Statistics on snoring are often contradictory, but at least 30% of adults snore. Snoring is more common in men and individuals who are overweight, but anyone can be troubled with snoring.
Snoring is not a sleep disorder itself, but rather a symptom of a sleep disorder or other ailment. Snoring is caused by an obstruction in the passages at the back of the mouth and nose. This can be caused by: