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How can i control snoring problem in age 45?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 61 years experience
Sleep study: Snoring is the result of upper air way obstruction. The most likely causes of this obstruction are the base of the tongue (most commonly), the tonsils, the uvula and the soft palate. You need to see an ENT doctor for a specific diagnosis and possibly a sleep study to rule out sleep apnea. Sleeping on the side or on your belly may give some relief. Using 2 pillows may help a little.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Agree w Dr. Joel: The reason for the snoring needs to be determined before a fix can be identified. Sometimes a sleep study is needed for this reason.
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 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. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Agree w Dr. Birnbach: The reason for the snoring needs to be determined before a fix can be identified. Sometimes a sleep study is needed for this reason.

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