Snoring: Diagnosis and Treatment


To diagnose your condition, your doctor will review your signs and symptoms, and your medical history. Your doctor will also perform a physical examination.

Your doctor may ask your partner some questions about when and how you snore to help assess the severity of the problem. If your child snores, you’ll be asked about the severity of your child’s snoring.

To treat your snoring, your doctor likely will first recommend lifestyle changes, such as:

  • Losing weight

  • Avoiding alcohol close to bedtime

  • Treating nasal congestion

  • Avoiding sleep deprivation

  • Avoiding sleeping on your back