06/02/2011 08:35 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How To Stop Snoring

Snoring is a common phenomenon in American bedrooms -- roughly 90 million adults in the U.S. are affected, according to the National Sleep Foundation, and more than a third of adults say that they snored at least a few nights weekly during the past year.

Side effects of snoring go beyond the annoying rumbles -- the condition can affect the snorer's health with complications that include daytime exhaustion, weight gain and even cardiovascular disease. And it can also disturb a partner's sleep and sometimes result in separate bedrooms or even divorce.

"It's miserable for both of you," says Dr. Jordan Josephson, a New York ear nose and throat specialist in this interview with Howdini. "It's the number one medical cause for divorce or breakups of relationships."

But that doesn't mean you can't do anything to solve the problem -- the first step is to become a "detective" in order to figure out the underlying problems, Josephson says. See the rest of his stop-snoring tips here: