Snoring is a sound produced when one’s breathing is partially obstructed while sleeping. Snoring can be an indicator of sleep apnea. Nearly half of all adults snore sometimes. Snoring is considered a sleep disorder if it causes arousal from sleep or interferes with sleep quality of a bed partner. The bed partner of a snorer may be losing an average of one hour of sleep each night. Snoring can also be linked to high blood pressure. Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, avoiding alcohol close to bedtime, or sleeping on one’s side can help stop snoring.

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