Do you snore?
If you sleep with a partner, you probably already know if you’re a snorer. Being nudged awake multiple times during the night by an irritated partner is pretty convincing evidence. Our aim is to help you both enjoy a more restful night’s sleep. If you aren’t sure if you snore there are certain signs you can look out for.
Tell-Tale signs that you snore
- Waking up feeling like you haven’t slept well
- Excessive sleepiness during the day
- Being tired or irritable during the daytime
- Waking up with a dry sore throat
- Morning headaches
- Gasping or choking at night
- Change in the level of attention, concentration, or memory
Is snoring a sign of sleep apnea?
Snoring can be a sign that you have a condition called sleep apnea (also spelt apnoea). Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can have an adverse effect on your health. It can make you sleepy during the day, causing fatigue, weight gain, sexual problems, raised blood pressure and frequent night time bathroom visits (amongst other things).1,2 In other words, it can prevent you from enjoying a full, active life.
Signs that you may have sleep apnea
It’s important to understand what could be causing your snoring. If you snore and have any of the symptoms below, it may indicate that your condition is associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
- Snoring loud enough to be heard in the next room
- Gasping or choking in your sleep
- Chronic insomnia
- Waking up feeling tired day after day
- Tiredness that’s making you feel grumpy or miserable
- Waking up at unusual times
- Often waking up with a dry throat
- Morning headaches
Don’t ignore that snore
Contact us to book a home sleep test or speak to your doctor. See more solutions on how to stop snoring so you can get back to healthier sleep and livelier days.
1. Source: Palnitkar G, et al. Medicine Today 2012, 13(8):14-23.
2. Source: Wong SH, Ng BY. Singapore Med J. 2015 Jun;56(6):317-23.[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]