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Snoring = a vibrating sound that occurs during sleep.
Snoring = a vibrating sound that occurs during sleep.
Constriciton in flow: The audible soundof snoring is caused by a constrition of airflow, typically by tissues of the throat, uvulae, tongue, or somewhere in the airway. As we relax the muscles during sleep, the airway gets blocked, and the tissues flutter. Sometimes the airway gets completely blocked. This is called sleep apnea and can be quite serious. Talk to your md to determine if a sleep study is appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OSA: Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when breathing stops (apnea) during sleep usually as a result of a temporary obstruction such as a narrowing and closing in the oropharynx. When the brain detects that breathing has stopped, an alarm goes up that wakes the person so that he starts breathing again. Often the person does not know why he has woken. An observer may note snoring or gasping in the night. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Good Question!: No, not always. However, those who snore loudly should be screened for sleep apnea with a detailed history and possibly a sleep study. Those who snore without sleep apnea do report that their sleep is better after treatment because their bed partner no longer has to kick, punch, pinch, etc while they are sleeping and everyone is happier after treatment :). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Often nothing: Often nothing; however, children generally snore much less often than adults. And anyone who snores can have a problem as a cause. Things such as large tonsils and adenoids (similar tissue to tonsils in the back of the throat) or anything that obstructs the airway can result in snoring. Bad allergies, or nasal congestion can as well as children tend to breath through their noses.Anything symptoms? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both: Both are serious conditions, manageable with treatment, and serious if neglected. The severity varies in every particular case, the classification is not intended to determine which one is milder, they just have different ways to treat them. In general, treatment compliance is an important factor that affects treatment outcomes of both. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sleep Specialist: You could talk to your ent, but you can also talk to your primary care physician about snoring. He/she may refer you to a board certified sleep specialist md to determine if your just have primary snoring, or a more complex problem called sleep apnea. You can then discuss your options for teatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: CPAP will greatly help symptoms, this is a mask that applies a low level of air pressure to the airway keeping it from blocking during sleep and effectively treats sleep apnea. In most patients the sleep apnea is related to obesity. Weight loss will help and sometimes even cure the sleep apnea. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How can I treat on the back mild sleep apnea? I am female and normal weight. I snore very loudly and this disturbs my husband.
Sleep Study: You should get a sleep study done either at a sleep study center(best) or have your doctor order at home sleep study (as long as it has some form of positional monitoring) to get an accurate diagnosis first. If no sleep apnea your dentist can fabricate a variety of oral devices that can help with your snoring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OSA: It is caused by obstruction of the upper airway either from excessive tissue, inflammation or closure of the trachea while sleeping. It is characterized by repetitive pauses in breathing during sleep, despite the effort to breathe, and is usually associated with a reduction in blood oxygen saturation. There are varying degrees of severity and is diagnosed with an overnight sleep study. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep apnea: Fatigue, snoring, daytime sleepiness, stop breathing for a few seconds while sleeping- are a few symptoms of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea, is frequently associated with increase level of hemoglobin and htn. Sleep study is indicated. CPAP will be the treatment of sleep apnea. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Snoring remedies: Avoid sleeping on your back ( sew a tennis ball into a pocket on the back of a t-shirt) lose weight see and ENT to be sure there aren't any nasal obstructions take medication for allergies use breathe rite strips have a dentist custom make an oral appliance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Child with sleep apnea that does not stop breathing or snore and can not use cpap! Alternative treatments?
Doesn't make sense: By definition, during sleep apnea you stop breathing. We all cycle during breathing, meaning there is a brief period when there is no in/out going on. To have sleep apnea the period of no in/out is extended & blood oxygen level may drop significantly. This is at least a confusion of diagnosis or labeling. A true sleep study with proper video & oxygen assessment could sort this out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Depends on what is causing the snoring. If there is sleep apnea, a dental device or positive airway pressure therapy may treat it. Maintaining an ideal weight, eradicating nasal congestion/obstruction, improving sleep hygiene, and avoiding alcohol at night may help as well (again depends on the cause). Please see a sleep doctor for evaluation and possible treatment. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Not breathing: Apnea is breath-holding, or not breathing. Some people have periods of time they don't breath while they are asleep. Sometimes it is related to body weight, other times it is neurological. Treatment usually involves weight loss, mouthguards to reposition the mouth, or even cpap. If not treated, this can lead to lung/heart problems, chronic fatigue, weight gain, and high blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No cure: There is high failure rate of surgical procedures for sleep apnea. Best treatment is the CPAP mask adjusted to the right pressure. There are some that automatically adjust themselves for the best pressure. Need to get the most comfortable mask & less noisy machine .Complications of surgery include airway obstruction, bleeding, hematoma, infection, pain, death, dysphagia, velopharyngeal etc... ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
What is the best way to get rid of snoring permanently? I sport and have BMI 26. I would prefer an operation
Snoring? Many Causes: One cause is nasal blockage due to deviated septum and enlarged turbinates, nasal allergies, or even nasal polyps (benign tissue growths inside the nose). Other woe could be in the palate, uvula, tongue, tonsils, a big jaw or lax throat muscles. You need to have a head and neck examination by an ent, a specialist expert in all areas of the nose and throat. You should be able to get help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In need of a drug to cure acute snoring,i am 25 and weigh 70.also is it normal to have pain during ovulation?
No pills: There is no drug to cure snoring, it is because of anatomy and blocking air flow when you relax and sleep. devices can help, oral appliances, CPAP and others,if the noise is signalling significant breathing problems with sleep. some surgeries exist, including a tonsillectomy when tonsils are very large. sometimes things as easy as different pillows, positioning, ...Read more
Depends: Outcomes depend on the procedure/combination of procedures, as well as the anatomy of the airway. Soft tissue surgery (on the palate, nose, etc) have roughly a 50-70% success rate. Jaw surgery, although a bit more drastic, has approximately a 90-95% success rate. Best to see a surgeon in your area trained in sleep surgery to discuss this at length and choose the right procedure for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It has been published that it affects 4% of men and 2% of women, but personally, i think it is much higher. Unfortunately, it has been given lower priority than other medical conditions. That is now changing as we are discovering that is is associated with considerable medical and psychiatric morbidity and even mortality. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: Obstructive sleep apnea (osa) is a condition of cessation of breathing during sleep. It is due to obstruction of the oropharyngeal airway usually at the level of the tongue or epiglottis. Two-thirds of patients with osa are overweight and fatty infiltration of the neck and tongue may also contribute to airway obstruction during sleep. Rec. See sleep specialist for a sleep study (psg). ...Read more
Give him a nudge: If he snores softly, intermittantly, and purrs quietly, he may only need a nudge to sleep on his side. But, if he is a loud or robust snorer, and especially if your hear him choke, gasp, or stop breathing, make sure he is seen for a sleep study. He may have sleep apnea which can contribute to serious health issues. Discuss this with your md. A CPAP machine or an oral appliance may be the answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My husbend is 34yeard old he frequently gets headache. And he snores alot. What is his problem and how can it be treated?
Sleep study: Snoring, the noise that emanates from the soft tissues of the oropharyngeal walls during inspiration, can become a component of sleep apnea. The sleep study to rule out Obstructive Sleep Apnea is warranted. The simple MAD dental appliance may solve the problem if indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly, but...: It might be they are genetically "designed" similarly. Both may have enlarged tonsils, enlarged uvula, small airway spec, large tongue. To name a few. Possibly they are both overweight. Time for both to see their physicians for a complete evaluation and possibly a sleep study to help determine their problem. ...Read more
I'm 32 years ago and skinny. However I have issue with loud snoring. I have quitted smoking and drinking. My dad also snores. Can this be inherited?
Sure: If you do not have an obstructed airway (very large tonsils, large uvula, large tongue) then an oral appliance (mouth guard that brings the lower jaw forward) will often prevent or reduce this problem. See a dentist or physician for evaluation & sleep study to determine if you also have apnea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OK, no, but sids? no: Snoring could be a sign that large tonsils and adenoids are too big. Obstructive sleep apnea affects sleep, attention, energy and development, and over time can lead to heart damage. A sleep study should be performed to see if he is getting good oxygen into his lungs or if there are apnea issues. However, sids is an infant phenomenon for other reasons, not snoring. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers