Snoring is not just a silent sound; the body produces a lot of sound in order to make its own sound. The snoring that occurs during sleep is a natural response to the body's natural body noise production and the body's needs to sleep. When sleep is disturbed or interrupted, the body responds to the sound it produces by making more noise in order to get its needs met, such as breathing. People who snore are not simply breathing at inappropriate times. Instead, they are breathing in a manner that causes them to produce excessive amounts of deep and shallow breathing during their sleep. This is like driving a car that produces excessive exhaust. The body will make more noise and then get distracted when it is not sleeping. These are all normal sleep conditions. If you can stop snoring, you will experience improved sleep quality, better quality sleep, less snoring, and better quality of restful sleep.
Many people believe that snoring is caused by a person's breathing patterns (including snoring, chest breathing, and diaphragmatic breathing). While these breathing patterns are important in certain circumstances (in order to keep you alert for danger, to maintain good posture, to avoid injuries, and so on), it is the shallow breathing that causes a lot of the snoring.