Snoring can be a strong sign of sleep apnea. While not all snorers suffer from the condition, most snoring does come from Obtrusive Sleep Apnea (OSA). At its very least, snoring can be a considerable nuisance to deal with. However, it may be indicative of a more serious problem.
Snoring can have a profound negative impact on a sleep partner. There is no question that snoring, agitation and cessation of breathing can cause a partner to have a poor night’s sleep as well. Some partners may resort to earplugs; but those can be uncomfortable for some and not adequate for others. Often, couple’s retreat to separate bedrooms. Obviously, this is not an ideal solution to the problem.
The snoring and poor sleep that is associated with sleep apnea can cause both the sufferer and sleep partner to experience fatigue and drowsiness during the day. Snoring is much more than just an annoyance. It is also unhealthy.
It is important to note that not all snoring is caused by sleep apnea. However, considering the significant negative health impacts that can accompany sleep apnea, it is important to have a proper diagnosis of your snoring. The best way to ensure a correct diagnosis is through a Sleep Study Board Certified professional.
One of the most common objections to participating in a sleep study to determine possible sleep apnea is the necessity of spending a night away from home. It is no longer necessary for the sleep study to be done at a medical facility. Monitoring equipment can be sent to the patient’s home to conduct the sleep test, and then sent to a professional, making the sleep study comfortable for the participant and easy to complete.