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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Snoring is the hoarse or harsh sound that occurs when air flows past relaxed tissues in the throat, causing the tissues to vibrate as one breathes.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Abnormal menstruation

  • Impossible to walk normally

  • Headache

Possible causes

  • Sleep disorder

    Sleep disorders are conditions that affect the quality, timing or duration of your sleep, impacting your ability to function when you are awake. There are many types of sleep disorders, they include disturbances in the quality or quantity of sleep or excessive daytime sleepiness, abnormal behaviors that occur during sleep, sleep disorder related to a mental disorder and many more.

  • Hypertension

    Hypertension is high blood pressure (increased pressure of blood against the blood vessel walls). It'is classified into primary and secondary. Primary is when the cause is unknown. Secondary is due to underlying conditions, such as kidney or thyroid disease. Risk factors include smoking, being overweight,lack of physical activity, unhealthy diet, excessive alcohol consumption, stress, genetics, etc.There are often no symptoms. If untreated, it can cause health problems, such as heart disease and stroke.

  • Simple obesity

    Obesity (overweight) is caused by a combination of factors including overeating, insufficient exercise, and genetic factors.

  • Acromegaly
  • Sleep apnea syndrome
  • Drug-induced obesity
  • Chronic barbital addiction

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Have you ever been told that you snore while sleeping?

  • Do you feel you have put on weight across your whole body (not just around the tummy)?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Have you ever woken up at night because you were breathless or struggling to breathe?

  • Do you often feel sleepy, doze off or take naps in the day?

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  • Chawla J, Waters KA. Snoring in children. J Paediatr Child Health. 2015 Sep;51(9):847-50; quiz 850-1. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12976. PMID: 26333074.

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  • Snoring

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Rohini R

Rohini R, MD (Ear, nose, throat (ENT))

Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

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