Stop the Snore: Get Help for Sleep Apnea

The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project urges you to be aware of snoring, which is a warning sign for obstructive sleep apnea. Afflicting nearly 30 million adults in the U.S., sleep apnea is a chronic disease that is destructive to your health. You can “Stop the Snore” in a variety of ways. Talk to a medical provider about your risk for sleep apnea. Encourage your bed partner to talk to a doctor about snoring. Join us in spreading the word about the warning signs for sleep apnea.

Should you talk to a medical provider about sleep apnea?

Here are five warning signs for sleep apnea:

Snoring: Besides being a nuisance to your bed partner or roommate, loud and frequent snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea. While not everyone who snores has this sleep illness, snoring is a warning sign that should be taken seriously.

Choking or gasping during sleep. When snoring is paired with choking, gasping or silent breathing pauses during sleep, it’s a strong indicator of sleep apnea.