Some snoring is benign, no more than an inconvenience (for you). Other snoring can signal sleep apnea, a potentially dangerous condition that causes people to stop breathing and then gasp for air, resulting in a loud snorting or choking sound. This interrupts the normal sleep rhythm, pulling the person out of the deepest and most restorative stages of sleep, which leads to daytime drowsiness, headaches and, in some cases, depression. A night at a reputable sleep center will allow doctors to monitor your husband in order to find out why he’s snoring. If it is apnea, he will likely be advised to use a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) mask while sleeping to keep the air flowing and stop the snoring.