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How is snoring 'diagnosed'?

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Your doctor will ask about any allergies you may have, as well as about your eating patterns, what medicines you take, and whether you drink alcohol or smoke. Your doctor will also examine your throat and nasal passages for any signs of nasal, mouth, dental, jaw, or throat deformities that may contribute to snoring.

If your doctor suspects that you have obstructive sleep apnea, your partner may be asked to keep a diary noting your sleeping and snoring patterns. You can also take a sleep-monitoring study, which will analyze if, when, and how often you stop breathing during sleep.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Snoring."

MedlinePlus: "Snoring."

WebMD Medical Feature: "Five Natural Remedies to Stop Snoring."

American Sleep Apnea Association.

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 12, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Snoring."

MedlinePlus: "Snoring."

WebMD Medical Feature: "Five Natural Remedies to Stop Snoring."

American Sleep Apnea Association.

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 12, 2017

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