Most people are likely to snore at one time or another. It has been found in all age groups, but studies estimate that 45% of men and 30% of women snore regularly, and both men and women are more likely to snore as they age.
Snoring is caused by the force of air through a narrowed upper airway, caused by the collapse of soft tissue in the back of the throat. It is an indication that there is a problem with normal breathing, and can be a sign of more serious health issues. It is important to have snoring trouble evaluated by a specialist.