Many people throughout the world snore and this can be made worse if your airways are partially blocked – for example, if you have a cold.
Chances of snoring can also be raised by being overweight, drinking too much alcohol, and smoking.
In some cases treatment can improve snoring, but a complete cure isn’t always possible. Lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, are usually advised first.
Anti-snoring products, e.g. mouth guards or nasal strips, can help prevent snoring. If these don’t help, surgery may be a consideration as a last resort, . This can involve removing the soft tissue that causes snoring, or preventing the tissue from vibrating by causing it to tighten.