Home > Medical > Sleep Disorders > Snoring and sleep apnoea Snoring and sleep apnoea All sections in Sleep » About Sleep » Health Tips » Insomnia » Research » Narcolepsy » Sleep News » Sleep and Diet » Sleep and Travel » Snoring Occasional snorer? Silence your snore, save your romance 'While snoring is disruptive to bed partners and can cause frustration in a relationship, it can also be an indicator of a serious health problem.' Could slimming down 'tongue fat' help ease sleep apnoea? American researchers found that when you compare obese individuals with and without sleep apnoea, those with the disorder typically have larger tongues with more fat tissue. Women with sleep apnoea may have higher cancer odds than men In people with sleep apnoea, the airway closes completely or partially many times during sleep, reducing levels of oxygen in the blood. Quiz Are you sleep-deprived? » Health Tip: Making the transition to sleep VIRAL: millions are watching this video to fall asleep! Women snore too, but they don't admit it – study Authors of a recent study noted that there is a social stigma associated with snoring among women, so women may not be truthful when asked about snoring. Sleep apnoea might raise odds for painful gout Researchers have confirmed that people with sleep apnoea are at an increased risk of gout in both the short and long term. Symptoms of sleep apnoea While snoring is the most obvious symptom of sleep apnoea, there are other signs to look out for, too. Risk factors for sleep apnoea Risk factors for sleep apnoea include overweight and collar size. Snoring may be bigger health threat to women than men Loud snoring is a hallmark of obstructive sleep apnoea, which affects between 3 and 7% of adults in the United States. What is sleep apnoea? This common condition is characterised by cessation or interruptions of breathing during sleep. What causes sleep apnoea? For the majority of adults with obstructive sleep apnoea, the cause is the same. Learn more. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors ADVERTORIAL: Deep sleep is essential for good health ADVERTORIAL: Germs - How often should I wash my bedding?