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I am 35 and have been ghaving snoring problems for the last 4 years. earlier it was occasionally, but now it is a regular problem. help?

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Dr. Edmund Lipskis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Have a sleep study.: Studies show that even simple snoring can increase risk of stroke. Some patients who believe they only snore, actually are having episodes where they stop breathing periodically in their sleep. This is damaging to health in many ways, including increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and many more issues. A sleep doctor can evaluate your snoring and give you the best recommendations.
Dr. James Donley
Dentistry 54 years experience
Sleep apnea: You need to see a sleep specialist for a sleep study. You may have sleep apnea. If sleep apnea, treatment may be an oral appliance, a breathing machine or surgery. If snoring only, and no sleep apnea, a custom made oral appliance is probably all that you will need.

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