Snoring, a Vexing Night Symphony or Clinical Red Flag?

Document Type : Editorial


Department of Neuroscience, School of Advanced Medical Sciences and Technologies, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences


Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is widely known to negatively affect productivity due to the resultant sleepiness. Meanwhile, the significance of snoring, upper airway resistances and sleep apnea has not been well appreciated by the general public. There has not been enough understanding about this common symptom as a major cause of various cardiovascular or neurological diseases. To properly diagnose SDB, the understanding of current development in technology and devices in the field is deemed mandatory. This brief perspective paper has been an attempt to touch on the significance of snoring as a clinically noticeable symptom especially when becomes intense and persistent. The negative impact of SDB on the so-called lung-brain axis has turned to an evolving area of experimental research in the field of sleep medicine.


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