Snoring is a common problem. Studies have estimated that up to 45% of males and 28% of females between 30-60yrs old snore habitually.
“Simple” (or “primary”) snoring is mainly a social problem which can significantly disturb bed partners.
However it may also be a symptom of another related condition called “obstructive sleep apnea” (or OSA), when a patient not only snores at night, but also constantly feels sleepy and tired throughout the day due to poor quality sleep.
Untreated OSA has additional health implications including a higher risk of developing hypertension and heart disease.