You may not be aware that you snore, but your bed partner likely is. Seeing your doctor about your snoring can help both you and your partner. For you, snoring may indicate another health concern, such as obstructive sleep apnea, nasal obstruction or obesity. For your partner, your seeking medical advice about your snoring may result in being able to get a restful sleep.
If your child snores, ask your pediatrician about it. Children, too, can have obstructive sleep apnea, though most don’t. Nose and throat problems, such as enlarged tonsils, and obesity often underlie habitual snoring in children. Treating these conditions could help your child sleep better.