Snoring Versus Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Case Report

Snoring Versus Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Case Report

Paul Bernstein, MD, FACS; JoAnne Higa Ebba, MD

Spring 2006 - Volume 10 Number 1

Report of a Case

A 67-year-old man with a long-standing history of snoring noted that, in recent years, the snoring had worsened so much that his wife banned him from their bedroom. Since his retirement, he gained 20 pounds, and knee problems reduced his physical activity. His nasal allergies also had worsened. He noted increased fatigue, daytime sleepiness, and some trouble concentrating. He reported following a medication regimen as treatment for hypertension, but he otherwise denied having any medical problems. He had a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy as a child and had no history of thyroid disease.

Click here to join the E-TOC list or text TPJ to 22828. You will receive an Email notice with the Table of Contents of each issue.

The Permanente Journal

Sponsored by the eight Permanente Medical Groups, The Permanente Journal advances knowledge in scientific research, clinical medicine, and innovative health care delivery.

Reprint Permissions

The Permanente Journal welcomes requests for reprints and reproduction. Use of any and all material published in The Permanente Journal is copyrighted and protected.

The Permanente Press

The Permanente Press publishes The Permanente Journal and books related to healthcare. Journal subscriptions are entered for the calendar year. Advance payment in US dollars is required.

ISSN 1552-5775 Copyright © 2018

The Permanente Press. All Rights Reserved.