Snoring and Sleep Apnea – Cool Springs

Do You Snore?
Do You Sleep On Your Side?
Do (or did) Your Parents Snore?

43 million suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), mostly undiagnosed. If you answered yes to one or more of the questions above, there is an 80% chance that you’re one of the undiagnosed people who suffer from sleep apnea but doesn’t know it yet.

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Franklin/Cool Springs:
(615) 921-2401

Snoring is a sign of obstruction of your airway. All grades of snoring have health implications. If you’re here to learn more and are asking yourself how you’ll know just how serious your snoring is, then read through the grades of snoring below. Snoring is a warning sign that should not be ignored.  It’s an early signal that you’re putting yourself at risk for diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and Alzheimer’s if not treated right away.  

Grade One Snoring

Infrequent, soft snoring sounds at night.

May notice most often after drinking alcohol or when suffering from allergies or illness. Mild obstruction of the airway during sleep.

What Does It Mean?

Behavioral changes such as avoiding alcohol or losing excess weight can help address mild snoring, however, it’s an early indication of future obstructive sleep apnea.  Even mild snoring is considered disordered breathing, and worsens with age and weight gain.

What Should I Do?

Understanding your situation by consulting with a sleep specialist can help you avoid future symptoms and health complications.

Grade Two Snoring

More frequent snoring which happens 3 or more nights a week.  

You may notice mild to moderate difficulty breathing when you sleep, and during the day you feel tired.

What Does It Mean?

At this stage, you may have mild obstructive sleep apnea which puts you at serious risk of long-term complications if untreated or treatment is delayed. Symptoms at this stage may include headaches, memory loss, irritability, fatigue, depression.  You may also be showing early signs of high blood pressure and diabetes and struggling with weight gain.

What Should I Do?

Contacting a sleep specialist at this stage will help prevent more serious illness and complications linked to obstructive sleep apnea.

Grade Three Snoring

You snore most nights.  Your snoring is loud and can often be heard outside of the bedroom.

This is an indication that your airway is blocked and breathing is inhibited. You may stop breathing for brief periods of time, causing you to choke or gasp for air, and to come out of deep sleep or wake yourself up.

What Does It Mean?

At this stage, your sleep quality is poor and you are likely already suffering from more serious obstructive sleep apnea which leads to and worsens serious health issues such as stroke, heart attack, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, depression, anxiety, and erectile dysfunction.

What Should I Do?

Contact us for potential diagnosis and treatment immediately.

Reach out for an assessment today to best understand your situation and potential solutions.

Snoring is a sign of sleep apnea and will progress in severity and become life-threatening.  Early detection and proper treatment can not only help you feel better today, but it can also help you avoid more serious illness or reduce the severity of those illnesses.

“I want to treat my chronic snoring”

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Franklin/Cool Springs: (615) 921- 2401

Call Now

Franklin/Cool Springs:
(615) 921-2401

We receive thousands of patient referrals from primary care physicians, cardiologists, neurologists, and other specialty care physicians.  Each of them asks their patients one simple question, do you snore?

Why, you ask?

Because they know something we don’t talk enough about, and that is the connection between snoring, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and chronic illness and diseases.


Doctors know….

If you have Type 2 Diabetes and you snore, you’re 86% likely to have Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

If you have high blood pressure and you snore, you’re 40-80% likely to have Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

If you have heart disease and you snore, you’re 50-75% likely to have Obstructive Sleep Apnea.


You don’t need a referring physician to find out if your snoring is a sign of something more serious.  Reach out and schedule an appointment with us today.


“I want to find out more about diagnosing sleep apnea”

Call Now

Franklin/Cool Springs: (615) 921-2401

Call Now

Franklin/Cool Springs:
(615) 921-2401

Treating your obstructive sleep apnea could be the most important thing you do for your health.

When you visit The Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee to help you stop snoring, we do a lot more than help you and your bed partner get a good night’s sleep. We may help you live longer and improve your quality of life.

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