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    Understanding Snoring -- Symptoms

    What Are the Symptoms of Snoring?

    Most people easily identify the symptoms of snoring: rough, hoarse, fluttering breathing noises during sleep, which can vary in frequency, pitch, and intensity.

    Call Your Doctor About Snoring If:

    • You are frequently overly sleepy and tired during the day. You could have obstructive sleep apnea, a serious condition preventing you from getting enough oxygen during sleep.
    • You fall asleep in inappropriate settings, such as at the office or while eating or driving. You could have obstructive sleep apnea or narcolepsy, a disorder that causes sufferers to fall asleep during normal waking hours.
    • You live with a snorer and notice that his or her snoring is very loud or marked by intervals of no breathing at all. The person may have obstructive sleep apnea, a serious respiratory condition.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on March 23, 2015

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