Best Rx: If I snore, could I suffer from sleep apnea?

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One Best Self reader asked: If I snore, could I suffer from sleep apnea?

Ramie A. Tritt, MD of 
Atlanta ENT says: Chronic, loud snoring can be a warning sign for sleep apnea. What separates sleep apnea and snoring is that sleep apnea includes short periods of interrupted breathing. Sometimes this may be accompanied by a gasping or choking sound. If you snore and have excessive daytime sleepiness, you should seek the opinion of a doctor familiar with sleep apnea.

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