When should you see a doctor about your snoring? – Nitetronic

When should you see a doctor about your snoring?

Sometimes snoring is just snoring, why would I need to see a doctor?

That may be true, but sometimes snoring is a sign of something a lot more serious. It can be directly associated with a sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Not all snorers have OSA, but seeing a sleep specialist to evaluate your snoring problem could be a step in the right direction to treating your problem.

You should see a doctor if you are experiencing any of the following

  • Noise during sleep
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Morning headaches
  • Sore throat
  • Restless sleep
  • Gasping or choking at night
  • High blood pressure
  • Chest pain at night
  • Your snoring is so loud it's disrupting your partner's sleep
  • You wake up choking or gasping

What should you do before you see your doctor?

  • Write down the symptoms that you are having.
  • Make a list of medications that you are currently taking.
  • Write down a list of questions that you have for your doctor.
  • Try the Nitetronic Anti-Snore Pillow to reduce your snoring.
  • Don’t drink alcohol or take sedatives before bed.
  • Try sleeping on your side instead of your back.

Once you see your doctor, he will determine if your snoring problems need further action such as a sleep study in a lab environment or an imaging test, such as x-rays or an MRI to check your airway structure for problems that may be contributing to your snoring.

You can see the full article from the Mayo Clinic here.

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