Things 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 (class II malocclusion -the upper jaw and teeth overlap the bottom jaw and teeth). This may be an especially important factor in women.