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Should I be worried about my snoring?

You may need to have your snoring evaluated. If you have daytime sleepiness or wake without feeling rested in the morning you may have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea means you stop breathing at times during sleep, but it can cause other serious problems such as high blood pressure. Sleep apnea can be treated, so don’t worry, ask your doctor.
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, MD
Emergency Medicine
If you wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air or keep your partner awake due to snoring, you may have sleep apnea. In this video, Darria Gillespie, MD, MBA, an emergency room physician at Emory University Hospital, explains.

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