Is Your Snore Something More?

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Is Your Snore Something More?

Snoring can be disruptive to you or your partner, mildly annoying, or embarrassing. Did you know that a snore can also point to various health risks?

Snoring can be a sign that you’re developing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA); in fact, according to ResMed, one in three men and about one in five women “who are habitual snorers suffer from some degree of obstructive sleep apnea.”  Although a little snoring can be normal and remedied easily, it can also be a tell-tale sign signaling something more serious.


A Snore or something else?

How do you know the difference between snoring, which is a vibration caused by tissues in your throat relaxing enough to where they are obstructing the air passage when you’re asleep, and sleep apnea, which is something much more concerning? suggests that “if you or your partner is a frequent loud snorer, stops breathing, gasps or chokes during sleep, experiences excessive restlessness at night or feels sleepy during the day,” then you may need to speak to a doctor about doing a sleep study and seeing if sleep apnea is the culprit.

Untreated, sleep apnea can cause:

  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Obesity
  • Heart arrhythmia

If you are experiencing issues with sleep, contact us to see how we can help.