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Marshall James Nev, PLC | Snoring in Richmond

Marshall James Ney, DMD, FAAOP

527 W. Main St
Richmond, KY 40475
(859) 623-3761

Snoring
 

Snoring is a Symptom of Sleep Apnea

An estimated 80 million people in North America snore. Taking into account the snorer’s spouse and children, as many as 160 million people are negatively affected by snoring. Snoring not only interrupts your sleep cycle, it can also be a symptom of a condition called sleep apnea. Snoring is a problem that affects 67% of adults. It is conservatively estimated over 120 million people in the United States snore every night. Snoring can cause disrupted sleep for both snorers and their sleeping.

Snoring is the sound you make when your airway is blocked while you are asleep. It’s caused by tissues at the top of your airway that strike each other and vibrate. Snoring is common, especially among older people and those who are overweight. When severe, snoring can cause you to frequently wake up throughout the night. It can also disrupt your bed partner’s sleep!

Ultimately, snoring can also be a sign of a serious sleep disorder called Sleep Apnea. You should consider seeing your health care provider if you are often tired during the day, don’t feel that you sleep well, or wake up gasping.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
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