Snoring is noisy breathing at night, which is not associated with medical complications, however it may affect bed-partner relationships. Once the patient is diagnosed with primary snoring, and obstructive sleep apnea has been eliminated as a possibility, then treatment options exist.
Forty-five percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally and 25 percent are habitual snorers. Problem snoring is more frequent in males and overweight people and usually worsens with age. Snoring may be an indication of obstructed breathing and should not be taken lightly. An otolaryngologist can help you to determine where the anatomic source of your snoring may be, and offer solutions for this noisy and often embarrassing behavior.