Is there an association between snoring and sleep apnea?
Not everyone who snores has sleep apnea. But anyone who snores loudly, nightly and has other symptoms, like pauses in breathing at night or daytime sleepiness, should talk to a doctor to rule out sleep apnea.
Also, habitual snoring is more of an issue if the snorer is experiencing any of
the following symptoms:
- Excessive daytime drowsiness
- Waking up not feeling rested
- Morning headaches
- Recent weight gain
- Chest pain at night
- High blood pressure
- Decreased ability to concentrate or memory loss
- Observed pauses in breathing at night
- Waking up gasping for breath
These signs and symptoms may indicate a potential health issue.
If you have concerns about your snoring and feel that they may be related to a health issue, please contact us at North Dallas ENT for an evaluation.