Lizzie: My husband snores so loudly. I sometimes have to go to the other room to sleep. What causes snoring?
Megan: Snoring can be caused by several factors. It is more common among men, taking certain medications, if you are a smoker, lying on your back when you sleep, being older, high alcohol intake, and being overweight. The airway is vibrating when you breathe.It can also be caused by having a narrow airway. Allergies can be a culprit too. Snoring can be a symptom of sleep apnea so being evaluated for a sleep disorder could help pinpoint causality and treat the condition. People who snore often don’t even know it. For those who sleep next to them, the noise is certainly not left unheard.