Tell-Tale signs that you Snore

If you're not sure if you snore, there are signs you can look out for. Include:

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Morning headaches

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Excessive sleepiness during the day

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Gasping or choking at night

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Being tired or irritable during the daytime

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Difficulty concentrating

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Waking up with a dry sore throat

What Causes Snoring?

Snoring can be caused by a variety of factors, such as the physiology of the mouth and sinuses, alcohol consumption, allergies, colds and body weight.

When you sleep deeply, the muscles in the roof of the mouth (soft palate), tongue, and throat relax, which can also cause snoring.

What Causes Snoring?
Is snoring a sign of Sleep Apnea?

Is snoring a sign of Sleep Apnea?

Snoring is often associated with sleep disturbances. Not all snorers have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). If you want to know if you have Sleep Apnea, just ask a sleep specialist for help.

Snoring and sleep apnea (also spelt apnoea) are linked at an alarming rate – three in 10 men and nearly two in 10 women who are habitual snorers suffer from some degree of obstructive sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea prevents you from getting the healthy sleep you need to lead a refreshed, energetic life. So don't ignore your snoring, no matter what the cause, pay attention.

Citations

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1Harrington, C. The Complete Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep. Pan MacMillan Australia 2014
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  • 4Peppard PE et al. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 (5.17).
  • 5Morgenthaler TI et al. Complex sleep apnea syndrome: is it a unique clinical syndrome? Sleep 2006;29(9):1203-9.
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