What is a Snoring?
Snoring is a common condition that occurs when air can't flow easily through the nose or mouth, causing a rattling, snorting, or grumbling sound during sleep. While mild snoring is usually harmless, chronic snoring can increase the risk of health issues.
Snoring is often associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder characterized by loud snoring followed by periods of reduced or paused breathing during sleep. While not all snorers have OSA, certain symptoms like witnessed breathing pauses, excessive daytime sleepiness, morning headaches, and high blood pressure may indicate the need for further evaluation. If snoring disrupts sleep quality or leads to symptoms like fatigue or headaches, it's important to consult a healthcare provider.
Schneck Sleep Medicine provides comprehensive support and treatment options for individuals with snoring-related conditions to improve their sleep quality and overall well-being.