Does snoring cause sleep apnea?

I have noticed that whenever I wake up in the middle of the night it is mostly due to snoring. I also find that I am short of breath and have difficulty breathing. Could snoring be causing sleep apnea? Are these two conditions related?

Doctors Answers (2)

Richard L. Jacobson, D.M.D., M.S.
Answered on: 1/29/2014

Yes, they can be related. Feel free to visit our center,, and we can take a quick scan to evaluate.

SomnoDiagnostics, Inc.
Answered on: 1/29/2014

Snoring doesn't cause sleep apnea, but it is related and can be an indicator to get tested.