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Excessive Snoring

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Excessive Snoring is a chronic sleep disorder that could be associated with a more serious health problem that may require a full health assessment and treatment. CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy is the number one standard for treating excessive snoring.

Snoring is a breathing dysfunction characterized by loud, disruptive breathing during sleep. Symptoms of excessive snoring include sore throat, dry mouth, fatigue, headaches, mood swings, lack of concentration and energy.

Snoring is usually caused by obstruction in the airways during sleep.  There are many causes of obstructed airways including, but not limited to, the following: obesity, body structure, age, allergies, smoking, and alcohol.

A more serious cause of excessive snoring is sleep apnea, which is a medical condition that occurs with a person’s breathing is blocked or partially blocked by collapsed tissues in the throat during sleep.

See Sleep Apnea for symptoms and treatment options.