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What is the best way to stop snoring without surgery?

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Easy things first: Avoid sleeping on your back, lose weight, & dont drink alcohol at night. There are a number of office procedures that can be done by ent's that can significantly reduce snoring, pillar procedure, rfa of the palate, rfa of the tongue. Consider an ENT consult to see if this right for you. They should also screen for sleep apnea.
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
It depends: If you are obese then losing weight is the best nonsurgical option. For every 10% body weight you lose snoring decreases approximately 50%. If you're not overweight then your options are more limited. If you snore only when you are on your back then try sewing a tennis ball into the bottom part of the back of a t-shirt. Where the t-shirt at night and it will train you to no longer sleep on your back.
Dr. Ruchir Patel
Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
Sleep apnea: You also want to ensure the snoring is not associated with underlying sleep apnea as nearly 65-75% of people that snore have underlying sleep apnea. And with the associated cardiovascular risk associated with sleep apnea it's something easily treatable without surgery that also treats snoring.

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Get examined: Snoring is a common problem. It can involve sinuses, airway, nasal turbinates, occlusion.Jaw size and relationships. Sometimes a sleep study is also needed to rule out sleep apnea. Sometimes all that is needed is an oral appliance to push the lower jaw forward to solve the problem. See a knowledgeable dentist as a first step.
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Try this: 1. Sleep on the side or have soft ball on the back to prevent sleeping supine. 2.Improve nasal congestion and its management if present by like nasal saline or neti pot . 3.Alternate nostril breathing and or slow deep breathing exercise for 15-20 minutes before bedtime and morning if possible. 4. Nasal strips for some.

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