What Causes Snoring?

General & Cosmetic Dentist serving Hoboken, Jersey City & Hudson County areas of New Jersey


If you or someone you live with snores, you are probably wondering what causes snoring. There are actually several potential reasons why people snore when they sleep, and they range from relatively benign issues to potentially serious medical conditions. Therefore, if you have been told that you snore every time you fall asleep and if you are located in the Jersey City area, it is important that you undergo a snoring evaluation so that sleep apnea can be ruled in or out.

The most common causes of snoring are:

  • The anatomy of the mouth
  • Problems with nasal congestion
  • Sleep apnea

In some cases, snoring is merely a noisy problem. In other cases, however, snoring problems can be a symptom of a serious medical condition such as sleep apnea. If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, it is essential that you seek treatment in order to help prevent the future onset of potentially life-threatening health issues.

Our Jersey City office is able to evaluate you for issues related to snoring and sleep apnea. We have a sleep physician on our staff that will provide you with a recommended sleep apnea treatment plan. Your snoring can be remedied in most cases.

If you are in the Jersey City area, please contact the Center for Dental Sleep Medicine as soon as possible to schedule an appointment for a consultation.