How to Know if You Snore When You Sleep

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If you've ever wondered if you snore, this article is for you!

The easiest way to know if you snore is to ask your bedmate. Chances are, if you snore, your mate will have the answer. It is possible that your mate is such a deep sleeper that he/she really doesn't know or that your snoring is not loud enough to wake him/her.

If you get about 10 hours of sleep and are still groggy when you wake up, it may very well be that you did not sleep well because of snoring. Snoring will interrupt your sleep even if it is only momentarily.

If you are overweight, there is a good chance that you snore.

If you consume alcohol before bed, there is a good chance that you snore.

If you have allergies and are congested, you may be snoring at night.

If you have enlarged tonsils, you may be snoring. The tonsils may actually be blocking your airway and causing vibrations that cause snoring.

If you have a cyst or tumor in your throat, you may be snoring depending on the size.

If you have a deviated septum, you probably snore at least occasionally.

If you have sleep apnea, there is a super good chance you are snoring.

If you sleep on your back, you are more likely to snore than if you sleep on your side.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you snore often, you should speak to your physician, you may have a life threatening condition that needs attention.

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