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.

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