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what helps for snoring?

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Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 48 years experience
Snoring: If you are overweight, losing weight not only reduces pressure on the airways, the tongue shrinks in size, further opening the airway. Don't sleep on your back ( sew a pocket in a t-shirt and put a tennis ball in it ). See an ENT to make sure that there isn't a problem with deviated septum, tonsils or adenoids. Use breathe rite strips. See a dentist to have a custom sleep device made.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Snoring: isn't just a nighttime inconvenience; it can be a serious health issue. Oral Appliance Therapy is cost effective, easy to use, has a warranty and is recommended treatment for snoring by the American Academy of Sleep. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How should I help my husband stop snoring?

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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Give him a nudge: If he snores softly, intermittantly, and purrs quietly, he may only need a nudge to sleep on his side. 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 46-year-old member asked:

How can I help my boyfriend with his snoring problem?

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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 37 years experience
A couple of things: First try simple stuff like have him sleep on his side. Also avoid excess alcohol before bed, consider weight loss, and you might want to get a sleep study to dertermine if he has sleep apnea. It is a more serious problem.
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A 43-year-old female asked:

Is there a product to help snoring?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Yes and no: Although there are dozens and dozens of things advertised to "help" snoring none of these really do a great job. As far as devices go probably the best is an oral appliance constructed for you by a dentist specially trained in the manufacture of these devices. Most ENT doctors are well-versed in the anatomy of the airway and can often be helpful to you in treating snoring.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Could a bed wedge help reduce snoring?

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Dr. James Andrea
Dentistry 34 years experience
It may help: Snoring and sleep apnea can have many causes and thus many different treatments can have good results. Usually it is caused by a narrow or constriction in the airway and loose tissue that vibrates with the movement of air past it. The wedge may help position you in such a way that the airway is more open. Often an oral appliance can do the same thing much like when CPR is administered.
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A 34-year-old male asked:

I need help with snoring, I dont drink or smoke?

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Dr. Johan Nell
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Snoring: it could possibly just be the angle at which u sleep.

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