When to get serious about snoring

Even if it sounds like a car with engine trouble, most snoring noise don’t indicate health problems, say Professor Robin Blair from Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Dundee University in the UK. “Lying on your side to open airways more, exercising to tighten muscles and avoiding alcohol may help reduce the amount of snoring you do. “However, if you’re snoring and gasping for breath, your airways could be blocked for longer than normal (it is common to stop breathing for a second or two) and you could be suffering from obstructive sleep apponea. If so, ask your doctor to refer you to a specialist who will monitor your sleep to see if you breathing is being restricted.

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