Everybody does this occasionally, but for those who do it every time they sleep, it’s usually making someone else miserable. Whether you’re a simple snorer of have the much more serious problem of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), frequent snoring is a condition that calls for professional attention. That’s because your health depends on getting enough sleep. And if you or your partner snore consistently, or are experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea, one or both of you are not getting quality sleep – if any!
Know your snoring style
Basically, snoring is the sound that happens when tissues in the throat relax enough that they partially block the airway and vibrate. But it’s important to understand the difference between sleep apnea and snoring, as that is the first step to effective treatment of either condition. But they can have many common features and be called by the same names, and so may be incorrectly treated as a result. Here are some of the features more common to each kind of snoring:
Simple (primary) snoring