Doctors Answers (3)
Loud snoring can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea. The more concerning symptom is the "breath holding" you describe. This should be evaluated and likely a sleep study ordered.
Most sleep apnea patients snore but many patients who snore do not suffer from sleep apnea. It sounds as though you do indeed have obstructive sleep apnea and should consult your physician soon who should order a sleep study to confirm the diagnosis and arrange treatment. jdh
It is very likely that you have sleep apnea as well as snoring. You should have an evaluation of this to get a diagnosis and treated if you feel it is getting worse and you have excessive sleepiness during the day.