Snoring is broadly classified into two types-
Simple: It refers to the normal snoring due to excessive muscle relaxation.
Disruptive: This is defined as intermittent snoring which occurs due to normal functioning of the throat muscles for a certain period of time and obstruction of the air passage during the remaining period. Complete cessation of respiration may occur in some cases, making the person wake up in the middle of the night.
Another classification of snoring is given below-
Vibratory: This is caused due to excessive oscillation of the floppy throat muscles during sleeping.
Stenotic: This type of snoring is caused by the narrowing of the respiratory passage.