Snoring occurs when airflow is partially restricted due to an obstruction in the airways. The sound produced when snoring while asleep occurs when air is restricted either through the nose or in the throat.
When air is breathed in and out, the surrounding tissue vibrates, causing that familiar shuddering sound. If muscles relax too much, they can cause a complete blockage in the airway, which stops breathing altogether, causing a person to choke or cough to clear it.
Snoring is common and affects men and women.
Snoring can be treated with a number of options including Theravent snoring solutions, EPAP therapies such as provent, and anti-snoring mouthguard or mandibular oral devices like Snoremender.