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Are Snoring and Sleep Apnea the same thing?

By Andrew Hill       08/04/2018

No. While snoring can often be a sign of sleep apnea, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea, and likewise, not everyone who has sleep apnea snores. Snoring can have other causes, such as household allergies, which can be relatively benign. However, snoring coupled with other symptoms such as a lack of restful sleep, frequent daytime fatigue or trouble concentrating may be signs of a sleep disorder, which a healthcare provider should evaluate.