Imagine yourself waking up in the middle of the night due to the loudness of your own or your partner’s snore. According to National Sleep Foundation, one of the most common sleep problems is snoring which affects about 90 million American adults. When you snore, some portions of your mouth, tongue or throat tend to relax and may obstruct your airway while asleep.

Many of us consider snoring as a normal phenomenon; however, loud snoring can be a sign of an underlying health problem. If you feel tired during the day despite getting sufficient sleep and your partner reports that your snoring is coupled with choking sounds, you may want to consult with a sleep specialist.