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If you think you have sleep apnea, ask your doctor for a referral to a sleep lab, where they can check to see if you need have this condition and need treatment such as a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine to help you breathe steadily while you sleep. If you're overweight, losing extra pounds may help, too.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Snoring."

MedlinePlus: "Snoring."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 23, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Snoring."

MedlinePlus: "Snoring."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 23, 2017

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