Snoring during sleep is caused by vibration. The parts which vibrate are at the back of the nose and throat. They may partly block the passage of air, so causing the characteristic rumbling sound.
Snoring can be a problem, and tends to get worse with age. Best to sleep on one's side, which reduces snoring.
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- Nestor, James 2020. Breath: the new science of a lost art. Riverhead Books. ISBN 978-0735213616
- Chokroverty S. 2007. 100 Questions & Answers about sleep and sleep disorders. Jones & Bartlett Learning. p124. ISBN 978-0763741204