Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee



Snoring is a noise produced from a collapse in the upper airway (usually the throat area) during sleep. It is the result of the muscles around the upper airway relaxing as we drift off to sleep, and the tissue around the airway vibrating to produce a snoring sound. Snoring (in particular, loud snoring) is usually a sign of obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring is more common in men, but occurs in both men and women. Snoring often worsens with age, and increases with weight gain.

This symptom is associated with: