What Causes Snoring?

Snoring can be caused by enlarged tonsils, the nose structure or excess weight around the neck. During sleep, our neck muscles can relax so much that in some cases the throat partly closes and becomes narrow, causing the vibration sound known as snoring.

Facts about snoring

Snoring is common

40% of normal adults snore regularly.

Family and partners lose sleep

95% of snorers say their snoring bothers their family or partner.

Snoring may be a sign of sleep apnea

Snoring and fatigue are the most common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and approximately 1 in 3 people have OSA.

What to do if you snore

4 steps to take if you or a loved one snores:


Take our Free Sleep Quiz

The most common sign of sleep apnea is snoring. Complete a quick 60-second assessment to see if you might be at risk for sleep apnea.


Send your Results to Asleep at Home

After taking the sleep quiz, discuss your symptoms and results with our medical provider during a quick virtual visit. 


Complete a Home Sleep Test or In-Lab Sleep Study

The medical provider may recommend you schedule a Home Sleep Test or In-Lab Sleep Study to get a better idea of your sleeping habits. Our sleep tests can be done in the comfort of your home or at a nearby sleep lab.


Discuss Treatment Options

Our board-certified sleep specialist will review your sleep test results. If you’re diagnosed with sleep apnea, you will receive a prescription for CPAP therapy and the necessary equipment. Read on for treatment options and next steps.


Order CPAP Mask & Equipment

Shop CPAP mask and equipment to find a mask to meet your specific needs. Your CPAP mask is one of the most important parts of therapy, so we provide a variety options to ensure comfort, durability and a restful night’s sleep.


Be Asleep at Home

With the right CPAP equipment, you will sleep better and gain back control of your life.

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