How do I know if my snoring is caused by sleep apnea or not?

Sleep study. The only sure way to know is to get a sleep study. Clinical data has proven time and time again that self reported symptoms and even a clinical exam by a doctor do not accurately predict apnea in a snoring patient... Get a sleep study.
Snoring is a symptom. Snoring is only a symptom. Sleep apnea is a serious health condition that very often (but not always) has snoring as part of it. If you wake up tired and are sleepy during the day you might have apnea. If you frequently fall asleep while watching a movie or tv and fall asleep right away when you lay down you might have apnea. The only way to know is with a sleep study.
Get it checked out! Seek medical help to determine to cause of your snoring. Typically a collapse airway is involved and today, a simple overnight take home sleep test can provide all the information needed to determine if a potentially life threatening, life shortening condition of obstructive sleep apnea may be at play. Do it, it may save your life!

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Pls tell me about sleep apnea....Hw can it b treated? Wat is da cause? Pls help me I m worried as I snore loudly whike sleeping....N also I m only

OSA or CSA. Osa is obstructive slee apnea is a condition where your body is trying to breath, but your airway is blocked or your air flow is measurably decreased. Csa is when not trying to breadth when you should. Snoring is a sign of airway closing. This is treated by CPAP which is contiuous positive air pressure and keeps the airway open. Another option for mild or moderate osa is oral appliance therapy. Read more...
Sleep apnea. Look it up on line. It is usually when your body stops breathing or has difficulty getting air into your lungs due to some type of physical blockage of your airway or your tongue. The best solution is to have an overnight sleep study from your md to evaluate whether or not you actually have apnea or are just snoring. Read more...

Does sleep apnea cause nocturnal enuresis, memory impairment or concentration defects? Although I don't snore? Do I have sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea. Your condition does not sound like sleep apnea. Call your doctor for a checkup to determine the cause of your problem. Your symptoms may be adult attention deficiet disorder, or other nerological problem. Read more...
Sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can be the cause of all of the symptoms you report-even if you don't snore. Please discuss with your physician and inquire about an overnight sleep study to measure your oxygen levels. Read more...

My son snores loud, his dad has sleep apnea. Is there a chance he has apnea as well? Should I have his tonsils/adenoids checked, does these cause snoring?

Yes . Large tonsils & adenoids can cause snoring and eventually lead to sleep apnea. The enlarged adenoids can be caused by infections and/or allergies and since dad suffers from sleep apnea and apples don't fall far from trees it might not be a bad idea to have him evaluated by your pmdand or ent. Read more...
Yes. You didn't mention his age, but snoring in children is not normal. Please have his pcp or ENT specialist see him for an examination. This can be a serious problem for children and can affect physical as well as cognitive and behavioral growth. Read more...
Yes. Depending on your son's age, i would absolutely get his to your family doctor. He may then possibly be referred to an ENT specialist. Early attention to his problems can hopefully allow him much better health as he gets older. I would also help him avoid become obese, which can further hinder success. Read more...

Is snoring always related to sleep apnea?

Good Question! No, not always. However, those who snore loudly should be screened for sleep apnea with a detailed history and possibly a sleep study. Those who snore without sleep apnea do report that their sleep is better after treatment because their bed partner no longer has to kick, punch, pinch, etc while they are sleeping and everyone is happier after treatment :). Read more...
Almost always. Obstructive sleep apnea means that you stop breathing due to the airway being blocked. It is the blockage and turbulent airflow that leads to significant snoring. Some patients have central sleep apnea which is not due to obstruction and these patients may not snore. Read more...
No. You can have primary snoring, without sleep apnea. But, if you are a robust snorer, it is much more likely that you do have sleep apnea, and just don't know it. Make an appt with your md to consider a sleep study to confirm this. Read more...
Obstructed airway. A person can have different degrees of an obstructive airway, with different reactions to this issue. One can snore and that is it. Sleep apnea results in episodes of stoppage of breathing, from mild to severe. A sleep study is the best indicator of whether it is related in your case. Read more...

Am a snorer. Does it mean I have sleep apnea. Can snoring be cured?

Snore. Not necessarily. Could be result of fatty tissue gathering in/around your throat, obstruction in nasal passages, effect of alcohol/drugs relaxing the throat muscles, tongue dropping to the back from sleeping on your back, or obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep study would be helpful. Read more...
Sleep Study. You should get a sleep study done either at a sleep study center(best) or have your doctor order at home sleep study (as long as it has some form of positional monitoring) to get an accurate diagnosis first. If no sleep apnea your dentist can fabricate a variety of oral devices that can help with your snoring. Read more...
Maybe not . Most snorers do not have sleep apnea - they just make noise . Restless snorers who make noise, wake up feeling tired, toss and turn in their sleep, and who have pauses of breathing during snoring have sleep apnea or the more common upper airway resistance syndrome. Have someone watch you sleep. Do y ou have a stuffy nose? Have you gained weight? Go see your doctor or an ENT to find out what's next. Read more...

What to do if I have the pillar procedure for snoring or sleep apnea?

Pillar. Hello, the pillar procedure can be performed in the office under local anesthesia. I usually recommend soft food, pain meds as needed after the procedure has been performed. Typical recover is 1-2 weeks of mild discomfort. Read more...

I want to end snoring. Just how can this be accomplished (no sleep apnea)?

See below. If sleep apnea is not present, improving symptoms of snoring can be done by achieving ; maintaining an ideal body weight, avoiding caffeine, alcohol, ; nicotine can help. If you have allergic rhinitis or another cause of nasal congestion, treating it can help with snoring. Nasal strips ; sleeping 7.5 to 8 hours a night can be beneficial. If a deviated nasal septum is present, fixing it can help. Read more...