Have you ever thought that what causes you to snore? There are four main causes of snoring. The first and foremost cause, which is the most common cause in most of the people, is being overweight. Excessive fat on your neck makes the passage of air narrow and thus causes you to snore. The extra weight is due to poor eating habits in people together with a lack of exercise. This causes obesity which then leads to a snoring tendency.
The second major cause of snoring in most people is consumption of alcohol and sleeping pills or tranquilizers before going to sleep. It has been proved that alcohol and tranquilizers can depress your central nervous system and loosen up the muscles of your jaw and throat, making snoring more likely. Hence consumption of alcohol before, or even two to three hours before sleeping, can cause snoring.
The third reason for snoring that is very common in most of the snorers is smoking and nasal congestion. Smoking is an activity that makes your body produce excessive mucus. This causes the passage of air to block and results in snoring. Most smokers have a problem of nasal congestion. Also some people do not take care of their nasal problems and leave them untreated. This results in obstructing the free path of air while you sleep and causes difficulty in breathing. This difficulty in breathing is witnessed as snoring.