What Causes Snoring – Understand Your Snoring Problems Before You Try to Cure It!

So you are asking: “What Causes Snoring?”.

Let me explain the mechanics of snoring in this article:

The throat is obviously where all the issues arise.

When you sleep, you enter into a relaxed state. And if you are sleeping on your back, I am sure you should be well aware that your snoring is more prevalent. However, rolling over on your side or stomach seems to help in the elimination of snoring.


This is because when you are lying on your back, your throat tends to collapse. And if you have enlarged tonsils or adenoids, they do tend to amplify your snoring problem.

Although there are numerous different reasons what causes snoring, it all seems to stem from one main cuase, that is, the flap of tissue that cover the larynx. The greater the amount of tissue that is present, the more pronounced the problem can be. Although this creates and causes the snoring process, it does not mean that by simply removing this tissue that your snoring problem is going to stop. However there are certain devices that can keep you from snoring, read the my snoring solution details to find out how this chinstrap can help you to stop snoring.

When you are sleeping, if you are on your back, the soft tissue in the throat is in a relaxed state. The heavier you breathe, the more likely you are to snore. Heavy breathing is attributed to many varied factors. Being overweight, respiratory conditions, such as bronchitis or an upper respiratory infection can be the cause of labored breathing. The bottom line is that even the slightest restriction of airflow may cause a snoring affect, mild or severe.


To put it into perspective, it would be like opening your car window as you are driving down the road. The faster you travel, the greater the airflow. As the air passes over your seatbelt, the more relaxed the strap is, the more violent the vibration.

The answer sounds simple but it is not! If you can control the airflow, which you cannot, not while you are sleeping anyway, you control the vibration. Breathing through your nose will reduce the airflow, but unfortunately after we fall asleep, our bodies take over. And the key is to tighten or remove the seatbelt.

To start to tackle or cure your snoring problem in the butt, it is important to understand what causes snoring and what type of snorer you are so that you can target the correct solution to your particular type of snoring.

There are basically 3 types of snoring, explained in greater details in my ‘stop-snoring’ ebook, presented together with the respective solutions and remedies for these 3 types of snorers.