Snoring Risk Factors
Risk factors that may contribute to snoring include:
- Being male. Men are more likely to snore or have sleep apnea.
- Being overweight
- Having a narrow airway
- Drinking alcohol. Alcohol relaxes your throat muscles, increasing the risk of snoring.
- Having nasal problems. If you have a structural defect in your airway, such as a deviated septum, or your nose is chronically stuffed, your risk of snoring is greater.