What Are the Symptoms of Snoring?
Call Your Doctor About Snoring If:
- You are frequently overly sleepy and tired during the day. You could have obstructive sleep apnea, a serious condition preventing you from getting enough oxygen during sleep.
- You fall asleep in inappropriate settings, such as at the office or while eating or driving. You could have obstructive sleep apnea or narcolepsy, a disorder that causes sufferers to fall asleep during normal waking hours.
- You live with a snorer and notice that his or her snoring is very loud or marked by intervals of no breathing at all. The person may have obstructive sleep apnea, a serious respiratory condition.
- The purpose of an evaluation for snoring is identifying potential causes of increased upper airway resistance and there are other conditions , besides sleep apnea, which are treatable such as chronic nasal congestion due to rhinitis or sinusitis, deviated nasal septum, or enlarged tonsils.