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Snoring may be sign of sleep apnea

Does your partner snore so loudly it rattles the windows? Does it keep you awake at night and prevent you from getting a good night's sleep?

Kim Barber, registered polysomnographer at the Comanche County Memorial Hospital Center for Sleep Medicine, said the snorer could have a sleep apnea problem.

"We primarily see patients for obstructive sleep apnea," Barber said. "It's really very common in our society today because we have a problem with obesity. People that are obese tend to have a much higher degree of sleep apnea or a higher chance of sleep apnea."

People who still have their tonsils or have a genetic narrow airway are at an even higher risk, according to Barber.

The Lawton Constitution

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