Snoring can point to other, serious medical problems, such as obstructive sleep apnea. Treatment includes losing weight, sleeping on one's side, and using decongestants or nasal steroid sprays before sleep. A device that pushes the jaw and tongue forward can be placed in the mouth to facilitate breathing, and a machine that provides a treatment called continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, can also open the airway. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of snoring, what causes it, how snoring may interfere with sleep, treatment for snoring, and much more.
Do You Have a Sleep Disorder?
Take this quiz from WebMD to find out if you might have a sleep disorder.
Snoring-Exams and Tests
Diagnosis of snoring focuses on eliminating the possibility of sleep apnea. Your health professional will do a physical exam and ask questions about your medical history.
Finding Out Why You Snore
Why do you snore? WebMD tells you what to expect when you see a doctor about snoring.
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty for Snoring
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) is a procedure used to remove excess tissue in the throat to widen the airway. This sometimes can allow air to move through the throat more easily when you breathe, decreasing snoring.
How to Stop a Snoring Man
Half of adult men snore -- and many of them don't know they're also waking up several times a night with sleep apnea. Here are the causes and cures from the experts to stop snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
Sleep Labs: Diagnosing Snoring Problems – One Woman’s Story
One woman shares her story of years of snoring and how one night in a sleep lab finally gave her a diagnosis.
How to Cope with a Bad Bed Partner
A restless, snoring bed partner can keep you up half the night. Here's how to cope.
Are You and Your Partner Sleep Compatible?
Are sleep disorders and incompatible nighttime habits driving you and your partner apart at night? WebMD went to the experts for solutions.
Personal Story: Sleep Apnea
Many men suffer from sleep apnea and don’t even know it. Watch Adam, as he explores the world of sleep studies.
What's Wrong With Mouth Breathing?
Sinus specialist Jordan S. Josephson, MD, explains why it's better to breath from your nose than your mouth.
The Dangers of Sleep Apnea
Learn why sleep apnea is such a serious problem.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Sleep Apnea Myths
Is it just snoring, or is it something more serious? Learn more about myths and facts surrounding sleep apnea.
Slideshow: Embarrassing Male Body Problems
Belly fat, back hair, drenching sweat, and a bright red nose are among the male body problems seen in this slideshow. Pictures help explain the causes and solutions.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Sleep Disorders
Pictures show you the symptoms, causes, tests, and treatments for sleep problems.