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A 30-year-old member asked:

Is there any advice to stop my boyfriend from snoring?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 19 years experience
Few things: Things that can help: avoid sleeping on back, weight loss, treatment of any nasal congestion (nose spray or breath right strips) and avoidance of alcohol. After that there are other things to look at such as is there a medical reason such as apnea or structural problem with nose and mouth.
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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Sure: You can try simple things like have him sleep on this side (the sell sleep shirts that have tennis balls on the back), avoid alcohol or sedatives near bedtime, and lose weight. If a robust snorer, you might consider having a sleep study to determine if he has sleep apnea, which can be much more serious problem. Also have his md check his throat and tonsils for any airway obstructions.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

What can I get my boyfriend to stop him from snoring?

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Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: Snoring, as you know, is a sound. Sound is a vibration of air. Anatomic factors in the nose and throat which contribute to this vibration will increase the likelihood of snoring. Swollen nasal passages, enlarged tonsils, receded chin, among other things can all predispose him to snore. Evaluation by an ear nose and throat specialist would be the next best step.
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Last updated Mar 28, 2013

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