Snoring is the sound of obstructed air movement during breathing while sleeping. Snoring during sleep may be a sign, or first alarm of possible progression to Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).
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There are many signs and symptoms that can indicate whether you snore or have a potential sleep disorder. These symptoms may have an adverse effect on your general health.
Snorers may experience symptoms like tiredness, morning headaches, irritability, dry mouth and relationship difficulties to name a few.
Studies have shown that snoring is a bigger risk factor for stroke and heart attack that smoking, being overweight or having high cholesterol.
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Snoring may affect not only the snorer but also the people around. The partner suffers sleep disturbance caused by the snoring sound.
Sleep disturbance as a result of snoring negatively impacts the health and quality of life.
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