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 than smoking, being overweight or having high cholesterol. For more information, check out this article "Snoring: A New Tip-Off To Stroke and Heart Disease".
Snoring may affect not only the snorer but also the people around them as their partner suffers sleep disturbance caused by the snoring sound. Sleep disturbance can also negatively impact the health and quality of life of the sufferer.