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Snoring: Introduction

In many cases, snoring is a normal and relatively harmless condition. It is often exacerbated by respiratory disorders (e.g. blocked nose), drinking alcohol, obesity, and so on. However, there is a darker side, where snoring can be a serious symptom of sleep apnea (or other type of "sleep-disordered breathing"), such as related to an underlying cause of tonsilitis or adenoiditis. Sleep apnea can be a potentially dangerous medical condition that needs to be ruled out. Sleep apnea is often caused by obesity in adults, or by a tonsil disorder or adenoiditis in children. ...more »

Symptoms of Snoring

Treatments for Snoring

  • Weight loss
  • Quit smoking
  • Dental appliances-mandibular advancement splints
  • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine is often used to control sleep apnea and the snoring associated with it
  • Surgery is also available as a method of correcting social snoring. Some procedures, such as uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, attempt to widen the airway by removing tissues in the back of the throat, including the uvula and pharynx
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Snoring?

Snoring: Related Patient Stories

Alternative Treatments for Snoring

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Snoring: Complications

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  • Snoring is known to cause sleep deprivation to snorers and those around them, as well as daytime drowsiness, irritability, lack of focus and decreased libido
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Causes of Snoring

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Disease Topics Related To Snoring

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Snoring: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Snoring

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Snoring: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Snoring

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Snoring: Rare Types

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Snoring: Animations

Research about Snoring

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Clinical Trials for Snoring

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Snoring: Broader Related Topics

Snoring Message Boards

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Definitions of Snoring:

Rough, noisy breathing during sleep, due to vibration of the uvula and soft palate. - (Source - Diseases Database)

The act of snoring or producing a snoring sound - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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