Snoring Can Be More than Annoying

Snoring is the loud sound which occurs during sleep when the air flow, as you breathe, makes the tissues in the back of your throat vibrate. The sound occurs as you breathe in air and exits through the nose, mouth or a combination of both.

Snoring can be a nuisance to your partner or others nearby. You may even wake yourself up! Light snoring may not disrupt your overall sleep quality, however, heavy snoring may be associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a serious disorder which increases risk of stroke, diabetes, heart disease and many other health problems.

Daytime Symptoms of Snoring Include:

  • Morning Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Poor Memory and Concentration
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Dry Mouth
  • Depression
  • Poor Job Performance

Snoring during sleep may be a sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)