What Increases Your Risk
Factors that may increase your risk of snoring include:
- Being male. Men are more likely to snore than women.
- Age. Snoring is most common in middle-aged people.
- Heredity. Snoring may run in families.
- Weight gain and obesity.
- Smoking. Exposing children to tobacco smoke may also increase their risk of snoring.
- Use of alcohol or sedative medicines.
- Chronic nasal congestion during sleep. This is often caused by colds or allergies.
- Jaw abnormalities, such as a small chin and overbite (Reference class II malocclusion Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window—the upper jaw and teeth overlap the bottom jaw and teeth). This may be an especially important factor in women.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference January 20, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Mark A. Rasmus, MD - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
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