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how can snoring be treated?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Snoring: Lose weight, quit smoking, sleep on your side, nasal sprays, nasal strips, seek professional help to explore the cause.
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Try these things: Try sleeping on your back (they sell nightshirts with tennis balls on the back so you stay on your side), avoid alcohol and sedatives after dinnertime, and lose weight. But if you snore alot, you may have a conditon called sleep apnea which can be very detrimental to your health. See your md to discuss this.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

A few weeks ago my husband started snoring all the time. Is there anything we can do about it?

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Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: It's possible that he has nasal congestion at night forcing him to be a mouth breather when he sleeps. This can lead to snoring. The nasal congestion can be due to allergies or a recent cold. Have your husband try otc decongestant nasal sprays and/or breathe right strips for several nights. If this doesn't work or he has pauses in his breathing, you should see an ent.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What can I do to stop snoring?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Stop Snoring: Multiple factors contribute to snoring. These can include anatomic issues such as a deviated septum, long or low lying palate, a small jaw, a large tongue, a short, thick neck as well as carrying extra weight in the abdomen. Once sleep apnea is ruled out, things like breathe right strips, weight loss and oral appliances can be tried. Septal deviation and palate issues can be surgically corrected.
A 26-year-old member asked:

Why do people snore? Does it point to any disease?

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Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Narrowed airway: Snoring happens as muscles relax during sleep and air flows through a floppier smaller airway . If snoring is chronic it may be a sign of sleep apnea (osa) that is associated with daytime sleepiness cardiovascular disease , diabetes and headaches for example.
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A 27-year-old female asked:

What causes snoring and how can it be cured or treated?

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Dr. Joel Teig
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Tongue blocks: Snoring is caused by a partial or sometimes s full obstruction of our airway in the back of our throat. In many, our sleeping position causes the snoring, in some the relationships of the tongue, the palate and the back of the throat become loose and not coordinated, That produces obstruction and in some sleep apnea, or not breathing by the obstruction. See a sleep apnea specialist to help.
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A 35-year-old female asked:

My Husband snores really bad to a point where I dont look forward to bed time. What causes snoring and how can it be treated?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Can't say: This is something an ENT and or a sleep doctor may need to sort out. He may have sleep apnea along with snoring. He may have other airway issues. With a proper evaluation & current treatment methods you should both be able to get normal restful sleep.

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