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.
Causes of Snoring
Get the basics on snoring from the experts at WebMD.
The Basics of Snoring
WebMD explains the basics of snoring.
WebMD looks at the causes, treatments, and (sometimes serious) consequences of snoring.
Finding Out Why You Snore
Why do you snore? WebMD tells you what to expect when you see a doctor about snoring.
Does Snoring Have You Up All Night?
Learn what causes snoring and how it can be treated. Also, learn how snoring can be a symptom of a more serious medical condition ? 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.
The Dangers of Sleep Apnea
Learn why sleep apnea is such a serious problem.
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.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Sleep Disorders
Pictures show you the symptoms, causes, tests, and treatments for sleep problems.
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.