Moaning sounds when sleeping1 min readReading Time: < 1 minutes
Do you moan in your sleep? You’re not alone. About one-third of adults moan, grunt, or snore in their sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation. These sounds are usually caused by a blocked airway, which can lead to snoring or even sleep apnea.
Many people find these noises bothersome, but there’s not much you can do about them unless you address the underlying cause. If you have a blocked airway, see your doctor about treatment options. In the meantime, you can try sleeping on your side or using a humidifier to keep your airways open.
If you find the noise distracting or if it’s keeping your partner awake, you may want to try a noise machine to drown out the noise. You could also try earplugs or a white noise machine.
Most of the time, these noises are nothing to worry about. However, you should see your doctor if you’re concerned about your sleep habits or if the noises are accompanied by other symptoms, such as snoring, gasping for air, or pauses in breathing.