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What causes snoring?

Snoring is a situation where the soft palate (the soft part of the roof of the mouth) is vibrating, during which the lungs inhale oxygen through airways that are somewhat partially blocked (obstructed). Usually, this happens when the muscles that are supposed to keep the airways open become too relaxed or excess tissue accumulates nearby and obstructs air flow.
Overweight, excessive alchohol consumption, a non-healthy lifestyle can all cause snoring. Some people also have their nasal structure built in a way that snoring is inevitable, and can only be solved by using a device of some kind, usually an anti-snoring mouthpiece.