Snoring has been long considered a warning sign or risk factor for developing OSA
We know a fellow that snored so loudly, he was evicted from his apartment building. Neighbors above, below, aside- all could hear his snore vibrating the walls. He did snore for a time and was not tested for any sleep disorder…Until he drove his truck off a steep embankment. Miraculously he was not injured, but once he had a sleep study it was revealed his apnea was severe.
Once a sleep specialist physician said, “You can bet that snoring is a cousin to sleep apnea. Once you have the snoring, its cousin is sleep apnea is eventually showing up at the family reunion!”
- It is linked to many other health problems
- It can ruin sleep for bed partners, roommates…and in some cases, neighbors!