In-depth

Causes

Heart arrhythmias

A heart arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm. Arrhythmias can be a byproduct of damage to the heart from disease or age.

Lifestyle and home remedies

Snoring solution: Sleep on your side

Risk factors

High blood pressure (hypertension)

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to various life-threatening conditions. But it's easily detected — and you can work with your doctor to control it.

Nasal polyps

Nasal polyps, inflammation-related growths in the nasal passages or sinuses, can block the flow of air and fluid in your nose.

Tests and diagnosis

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Polysomnography (sleep study)

Polysomnography is an overnight sleep study used to diagnose sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.

X-ray

X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.

Treatments and drugs

Pillar procedure

The pillar procedure may be an effective treatment for some people who habitually snore or have mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.

Nov. 07, 2012