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    Hotrod7018 posted:
    I seem to have an issue snoring at night. Some nights are worst than others. Is this something that I should be worried about? And what might be the long term effects if I do nothing to prevent this? Also, is this a fixable problem?

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    atti_editor responded:
    Hello Hotrod7018,

    If you experience interruptions in breathing, choke or gasp during sleep, you might have sleep apnea , which is a serious sleep disorder that requires medical attention and special treatments from your doctor. If none of the above apply to you, then you might try some of the home treatments listed here . Snoring is a common condition (here are some of its common causes ) but if you exhibit any of these signs or if your snoring is disrupting your ability to sleep and/or perform daily tasks, it might be time to call a doctor or a sleep specialist.

    Best wishes,
    jordy2 responded:
    I am in the 'wake me up camp' which seemed unfair at first because I felt that if one of us was miserable — why should the other be miserable (she did not like that answer either). I feel as though with some recent changes I have made I am able to share a bed with my partner again. But it got so bad that me snoring would negatively impact both of us.

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