With so many snorers, one shouldn’t be surprised that there are many answers to the question, “why do people snore?” One’s weight, muscle tone, the current state of health, tongue size, and the shape of the nose and mouth can all factor into why some of us snore. Snoring occurs when the air you breathe in and out encounters some type of obstruction as it travels through your throat. As the throat muscles relax, the tongue falls backwards, and your throat narrows. The surrounding tissue loosens. Thus, the snoring sound is made by the tissues that vibrate in your throat because of the reduced air flow. Often, those who snore often have underlying issues with their throat or nasal tissues.