About half of the population snores, according to Dr. Neil Kline, a sleep physician and representative of American Sleep Association. You’re snoring because the brain is signaling it’s not getting enough oxygen. “There is new research that is suggesting that simple snoring may be associated with negative health outcomes,” he says. There are treatments for snoring, which can be a sign of obesity, including surgery, weight loss if overweight, and snoring mouthpieces. “For about 5-10 percent of the adults, snoring is a symptom of a potentially dangerous sleep disorder, sleep apnea,” he says.