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iVillage: 11 Ways to Get Your Husband to Stop Snoring

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Consider This Could Be Serious for Him

Some snoring is just annoying (to you, at least). But if you notice your partner not breathing between snores -- depriving vital organs of oxygen -- and gasping for air, he could be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrhythmia and even sudden death. Even garden-variety snoring is associated with health issues including high blood pressure and heart disease. Enlarged tonsils or adenoids could also be blocking airflow, which can be diagnosed by an ear, nose and throat specialist.

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