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Why snoring could be a sign your heart is at risk

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If you're often tired during the day, ask your bed partner if you snore. It could be a sign of sleep apnea. If you don't share a bed, see your doctor for a sleep study to nd the cause of your sleeplessness.

Don't ignore this important symptom—ask your doctor if you need a sleep study.

If you're struggling to get a good night's sleep, your partner says you snore a lot, and you're dragging wearily through your days, the cause might be sleep apnea—a condition that leads to brief, repeated pauses in breathing throughout the night. Those breathing interruptions can wake you up over and over again, leading to constantly disrupted slumber.

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