Self-care options include losing weight, avoiding alcohol close to bedtime, quitting smoking, or sleeping on one's side. Using an external nasal dilator strip also may help.

When to make a doctor's appointment

See a doctor if:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Morning headaches
  • Sore throat
  • Gasping or choking at night

Last Updated May 26, 2018

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