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.
Sleep Study (Polysomnography)
WebMD explains how sleep studies are conducted in order to diagnose and treat sleep disorders.
10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Sleep Disorders
WebMD provides a list of 10 questions to ask your doctor about sleep disorders.
Frequently Asked Questions About Sleep Disorders
WebMD answers some frequently asked questions about sleep and sleep disorders.
The Sleep Disorder Quiz
Take this quiz from WebMD to help determine if you have a sleep disorder.
Can't Lose Weight? Get Some Sleep
Sleep loss can effect appetite and metabolism and make it harder to lose weight.
Sleeping Single in a Double Bed
More people than you think are sleeping on the couch. If snoring or disruptive sleep is the problem, sleeping apart could save your marriage.
8 Ways to Love Your Snorer
A Tip Sheet to Help You Help Him...or Her!
Snore No More
Has your mate fled to another bedroom? There are solutions.
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.
The Dangers of Sleep Apnea
Learn why sleep apnea is such a serious problem.
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
A Visual Guide to Sleep Disorders
Pictures show you the symptoms, causes, tests, and treatments for sleep problems.
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.
Slideshow: Sleep Apnea Myths
Sleep Apnea Myths
Is it just snoring, or is it something more serious? Learn more about myths and facts surrounding sleep apnea.