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Are there any solutions/cure for "very loud" snoring?

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Dr. Jaime Quejada
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 34 years experience
Sleep apnea: Needs to first be ruled out by a sleep specialist. If there is no sleep apnea there are various minor surgical procedures that can be done to stiffen the soft palate and/or reduce the turbulence in the airway that causes the noise in snoring. If you wish to avoid surgery, a dental appliance that projects the lower jaw forward to open the airway is helpful. A "sleep dentist" is familiar with these.
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 48 years experience
Snoring: Several possibilities: some people only snore if they sleep on their back, so try avoiding that. Losing weight. See an ear nose ; throat specialist to evaluate your tonsils, adenoids and sinus wear a custom made dental device that holds your jaw forward while you sleep thereby increasing the airway.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Sleep study : Snoring is annoying and may harm your sleep and the sleep of whomever shares your bed or even people in other areas of your home. Snoring can make relationships stressful, but snoring can also be the first sign of sleep apnea, a much more serious health problem. Snoring is considered pathology and sleep study is warranted.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to cure loud snoring?

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Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 21 years experience
Depends on cause: Conservative treatment like weight loss can sometimes remedy the problem. However, snoring can be a sign of more significant sleep disturbances - like obstructive sleep apnea. I perform the pillar procedure, which helps many of my patients with snoring only problems. Custom oral appliances can also help. Have full work-up first to r/o osa. Good link - http://chicagosleepapneasnoring.Com.

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