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Can snoring be harmful?

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Aside from bothering other people, snoring is not harmful. However, it can be a sign of sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that is associated with significant medical problems such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Sleep apnea is characterized by episodes of reduced or no airflow throughout the night. People with sleep apnea may remember waking up frequently during the night gasping for breath.

From: Sleep Myths WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE:  The National Sleep Foundation.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 7, 2019

SOURCE:  The National Sleep Foundation.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 7, 2019

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