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Can you get brain damage from lack of oxygen from snoring?
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 2 different events
Snoring results from vibration emitted from the upper airways, for instance a sides of the nostrils moving toward the septum during inhalation or more likely from vibration of the soft palate, uvula & perhaps tongue.
Snoring is a noise. Its cause is airway obstruction. Severe obstruction blocks oxygen getting into the lung, hence possible brain injury--consider having polysomnogram test.

In brief: 2 different events
Snoring results from vibration emitted from the upper airways, for instance a sides of the nostrils moving toward the septum during inhalation or more likely from vibration of the soft palate, uvula & perhaps tongue.
Snoring is a noise. Its cause is airway obstruction. Severe obstruction blocks oxygen getting into the lung, hence possible brain injury--consider having polysomnogram test.
Dr. Edward Smith
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Snoring Brain Damage
Generally, even excessive snoring will not cause "brain damage".
However, if oxygen levels drop during sleep, and this can come from snoring when breathing stops, a condition call sleep apnea, brain function may be affected. Memory loss, feeling "foggy", and irritability may all be associated with poor sleep quality from severe snoring, with sleep apnea. Go see your doctor - request a sleep study.

In brief: Snoring Brain Damage
Generally, even excessive snoring will not cause "brain damage".
However, if oxygen levels drop during sleep, and this can come from snoring when breathing stops, a condition call sleep apnea, brain function may be affected. Memory loss, feeling "foggy", and irritability may all be associated with poor sleep quality from severe snoring, with sleep apnea. Go see your doctor - request a sleep study.
Dr. Robert Knox
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