Question: My wife snores so loud that I can't sleep. But she doesn't have apnea. Is there any danger if she just snores, but it doesn't wake her up at night?
Dr. Hibberd's answer:
Snoring without apnea may not be immediately dangerous. But are you sure she is not developing a sleep apnea condition or suffering from an airway obstruction when she sleeps?
It would best for her to be screened for sleep apnea and any airway obstruction. If she is overweight, she should consider weight management.
Regardless, she needs to be examined by her physician for obstructive sleep apnea to be sure there are no underlying conditions that need intervention now.
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