Snoring is a common sleep condition, seen more often in males, older adults, and overweight people, but can affect people of all ages and genders. Snoring is noisy breathing that happens when you sleep. The noise occurs when air passes the relaxed tissues in your throat, and they vibrate against one another.
Many variables contribute to whether or not a person snores. The throat muscles tend to become more relaxed as you age, causing snoring to become more frequent. These sounds can also happen due to anomalies in your nose and throat like a deviated nasal septum or enlarged tonsils. Situational factors may also cause snoring, such as an inflamed nasal passage due to allergy season, or sleeping on your back.