Snoring Causes

During sleep, the muscles in the back of the roof of your mouth, also called the soft palate area, the tongue and the throat relax. This is normal. However if they relax too much they get in the way of your airway and block the air from reaching your lungs. While you breathe, your soft palate and uvula knock against the back of your throat because there isn’t enough passage way for air to go through. This results in snoring, and the noises associated with it. In addition, the tonsils and adenoids may also vibrate causing more disturbance and discomfort. As the air passage way gets more narrow, the snoring gets louder and louder.