Can you have sleep apnea without snoring Las Vegas Nevada Dental Sleep

Can you have sleep apnea without snoring?

People often wonder if it’s possible to have sleep apnea without snoring, and the answer is unfortunately, YES. There is such a condition as silent sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is about the collapsibility of the upper airway. Not always is there a “red flag” warning with noise and snore sound. The airway can collapse in a way that it doesn’t produce loud noises; however, the oxygen levels still desaturate and the apnea patient still suffers night after night. A good analogy would be like taking the battery out of a smoke alarm. You won’t ever hear the loud noise from the smoke alarm, but your home can be burning down and you wouldn’t even know it.